The Trump campaign blew the wind out of his trip on Election Night as Joe Biden advanced to Arizona, with Fox News calling the state early in favor of the Democratic Challenger.
But some in the Trump team have long warned that the president was on thin ice after his frequent, vicious attacks on one of Arizona’s most famous sons, the late Senator and veteran Vietnam War leader John Maan Cain.
Over the years, Mr. Trump has attacked Senator Maine Cocaine, continuing to throw insults even after his death in 2018.
Mr. Trump, who has avoided military drafts five times, has been outraged after rejecting the senator’s military record.
“He is not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like the people who were not arrested, ”the president said.
Navy pilot, Sen. McCain was shot dead in 1967 in North Vietnam. He was imprisoned for more than five years, beaten and deported to the U.S. The other members of the service were refused to leave.
In September, the senator’s widow, Cindy McCain, endorsed Mr. Biden as the parent of children serving in the military, citing decades of friendship between his family and Biden and his bond.
His support for Mr Biden was seen as a major boost among Republicans dissatisfied with Mr Trump in Arizona, a decisive swing state that has represented Sen. M CK for four decades.
Shortly after the endorsement, the president tweeted: “I know very little except to put Cindy McCain on the committee at her husband’s request. Biden was the lapdog of John McCain. Endless Wars and V.A. But a lot of bad decisions, which I brought from the horror show for the highest approval. Never a fan of John. Cindy can only have sleepy! ”
These repeated attacks appeared to come back to bite him, New York Times Reported Wednesday.
Advisers, including Republican National Committee Chair Rona M. Kadanil and former campaign manager, Brad Parscal, had previously urged the president to stop attacking Sen. McCain.
Fox News and the Associated Press have declared Mr. Biden the winner in Arizona, which is seriously upset for what was a credible red state for Mr. Trump. The other big news is that Arizona has not been called yet.
Arizona state officials said Thursday that about 450,000 ballots remain to be counted.
Sally Buzzby, executive editor of the AP, says: “The Associated Press continues to look at and analyze the results from Arizona. We will follow the facts in all cases. ”
Mr Biden has a 2.35 percentage point lead in the state, with an advantage of about 68,000 votes.
The state’s most populous area, home to the city of Phoenix, Maricopa County, still has the most ballots left to count.
Armed mobs surrounded a center in Phoenix where votes were being counted by saying “let’s go” on Wednesday night, forcing the sheriff’s department to respond.
Mr. Biden has 253 voters, while Mr. Trump has 214. That which reaches 270 votes will be the next possession of the White House.
The APA contributed to this report
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