President Trump’s aides are befuddled by his latest choice in nemeses.
According to a Wednesday Politico report, some close to Trump believe the President is hitting the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and the husband of one of his most loyal aides to distract from criticism over his lukewarm response to the massacre in New Zealand and the controversy surrounding the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets.
Others are at a loss.
“It does not appear to be a great use of our time to talk about George Conway or dead John McCain. … Why are we doing this?” A White House official told Politico.
In the last 48 hours, Trump has publicly bashed White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway twice for criticizing him on Twitter. Out of seemingly nowhere, Trump has also reignited his feud with McCain, who passed away nearly seven months ago from brain cancer.