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October 20th, 2013
10:46 AM ET

McCain: President Obama took a victory lap

Responding to President Obama’s assertion that Republican tactics the last three years have undermined the economy, Senator John McCain on Sunday said, “Mr. President, you won.”

Expressing disappointment that “the President felt he had to take a victory lap,” after a deal struck by Senate leaders reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling, McCain said, “Maybe it’s not in [Obama’s] DNA to be magnanimous to opponents.”

In an exclusive interview with Gloria Borger on State of the Union, McCain also took a swing at the Obama administration’s foreign and national security policies.  “Foreign policy and national security policy is continuing to be a total debacle and United States’ prestige and standing in the world has never been lower,” he said.


Filed under: John McCain • Newsmakers • Shutdown • State of the Union