“It did not bother him a bit because he had such little respect, he had no respect for Donald Trump anyway,” Woods, a former GOP Arizona attorney general who became a Democrat in 2018, told progressive PAC MeidasTouch’s podcast this week.
Trump repeatedly attacked McCain during his 2016 campaign and presidency.
The then-reality TV personality mocked the decorated Navy veteran for being captured and held as a prisoner for five years during the Vietnam War, even though Trump avoided the draft with a series of student and medical deferments.
“McCain really didn’t spend hardly any time thinking about Trump or worrying about Trump or any of that,” said Woods. “He called it as he saw it and he thought Trump was an asshole and he thought he was an idiot. And if he spent any time on it, it was in trying not to say that publicly as much as he thought it.”