Karin Housley weighs in on how Trump reacted to the death of John McCain

"I think he could have handled it differently."

Susie Jones
August 28, 2018 - 2:46 pm

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President Donald Trump did not comment publicly until Monday night after Senator John McCain died Saturday.  The flags atop the White House which had returned to full-staff yesterday, were lowered again following criticism. 

On WCCO with Chad Hartman show from the State Fair Tuesday, Republican candidate for Senate Karin Housley said she "doesn't agree 100 percent with President Trump's style." 

"I think he could have handled it differently."

Housley said she's not sure if Trump's behavior will hurt Republicans in the upcoming election.

Trump frequently criticized McCain for voting against a 2017 plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. In 2015, Trump suggested the Vietnam veteran and prisoner of war was not a war hero.

Housley was also asked about the death of Mollie Tibbetts.

The family has requested that politicians not use the 20-year-old's murder to call for harsher immigration laws.

A 24-year-old Mexican national authorities say was in the country illegally allegedly killed the University of Iowa student when she was out on a run.

"We can't stop talking about reforming immigration," she said."That was topic we talked about 2016, and it's not getting done."

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