Pete Souza / White House via Getty ImagesPresident Barack Obama meets with Sen. John McCain in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Pete Souza / White House via Getty Images)
By Kipp Jones
Published November 16, 2020 at 2:25pm
Former President Barack Obama said in a recent interview that the late Sen. John McCain, a Republican, confided in him to privately disparage members of his own party.
In an interview with The Atlantic released on Monday, Obama discussed at length his presidency, current events, and his upcoming 768-page memoir in which he attacks the Republican Party base.
When speaking with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, Obama hinted that he wasn’t alone in his criticism of Republicans.
McCain, who Obama defeated in the 2008 presidential election, was not always complimentary of his GOP colleagues, nor was former GOP House Speaker John