On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Monday, host Mark Levin commented on the passing of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and addressed Never Trumpers specifically, asking, “Must we politicize everything?” and urging them to “[g]ive it a break.”
“Must we politicize everything?” asked Mark Levin. “Must we politicize everything? For those who don’t like Donald Trump, and some of the Never Trumpers on radio and TV, why don’t you just give it a break? Give it a break for 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours. Just give it a break. If you hate the guy so much, why do you talk about him so much?”
Mark Levin’s comments came following Sen. John McCain’s passing over the weekend as news outlets, according to Levin, almost talked more “about Donald Trump than John McCain – and all negative, all negative.”
Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks from his show Monday:
“A couple of things I want to mention, because they’re hard to ignore.
“There’s almost more talk in the context of Senator McCain’s death about Donald Trump than about Senator McCain on talk radio, on the cable channels – all of them – in the newspapers, on the networks. More talk, almost, about Donald Trump than John McCain – and all negative, all negative.
“Trump should have done this. Instead he did that. What Trump did was crass. He should have done that, and on and on and on.
“Must we politicize everything? Must we politicize everything? For those who don’t like Donald Trump, and some of the Never Trumpers on radio and TV, why don’t you just give it a break? Give it a break for 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours. Just give it a break. If you hate the guy so much, why do you talk about him so much?
“John McCain was a patriot. Talk about him. Talk about the things you liked about him or some of the things you didn’t like from the legislative perspective. Talk about that.
“It’s obvious the reason Trump isn’t going to his funeral because he wasn’t invited. So why do you keep repeating that? The vice president’s going to go.
“And their quarrel didn’t start with Trump condemning McCain, in a rather outrageous statement about McCain. It started with McCain attacking Trump supporters.
“But here’s the thing, ladies and gentlemen, I was raised that when somebody has died, show respect and show respect for the family – show respect and show respect for the family.
“You don’t have to keep bringing up Trump.
“The other thing they keep bringing up is the Republican Party. ‘The Republican Party will never be the same. The Republican Party doesn’t have the bipartisanship that McCain had. The Republican Party this. The Republican Party—’ as I’m watching the wall to wall coverage of the John McCain passing. Endless attacks on Trump. Endless attacks on the Republican Party.”