3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"Well you better love me, I kept this place open, that I can tell you. They said, 'We're closing it.' And I said, "No we're not.' And now you're doing record business. The job you do is incredible and I'm thrilled to be here in Ohio with the hardworking men and women of Lima. And this is some tank plant. There's nothing like it in the world. You make the finest equipment in the world. You really know what you're doing. They just gave me a little briefing on a couple of those tanks. I want to get into them but then I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank. And I remember he tanked when he got into the tank. He tanked. I never saw any tank like that. So I said, maybe I'll...But I'm a little bigger than him. I think it probably would work out OK. How would I look in a tank, OK? The helmet was bigger than he was, that was not good."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"A lot of people are asking, because they love me and they ask me about a man named John McCain. And if you want me to tell you about - should I or not? Yes? Yes? So I have to be honest, I've never liked him much. Hhasn't been for me. I've really probably never will. But there are certain reasons for it and I'll tell you. And I do this to save a little time with the press later on. John McCain received a fake and phony dossier. Did you hear about the dossier? It was paid for by crooked Hillary Clinton, right, and John McCain got it. He got it. And what did he do? He didn't call me. He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy. And that's not the nicest thing to do. You know when those people say because I'm a very loyal person. John McCain campaigned for years to repeal and replace Obamacare, for years in Arizona, a great state, I love the people of Arizona. But he campaigned for years for repeal and replace. So did Rob. So did a lot of senators. When he finally had the chance to do it, he voted against repeal and replace. He voted against at two o'clock in the morning. Remember, thumbs down. We said what the hell happened? He said two hours before, he was voting to repeal and replace and then he went thumbs down, badly hurting the Republican Party, badly hurting our nation and badly hurting many sick people."
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"I endorsed him at his request. And I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn't get a thank you. That's OK. We sent him on the way but I wasn't a fan of John McCain. So now what we could say is now, we're all set. I don't think I have to answer that question. But the press keeps, 'What do you think of McCain? What do you think?' Not my kind of guy. But some people like him. And I think that's great."
President Donald Trump returned to Ohio, Wednesday, the state that foretold his 2016 victory by touting the expansion of a tank manufacturing plant.
But while the president was there to send the message that he's fighting for American workers and manufacturing, he couldn't resist the opportunity to take digs at the late Senator John McCain and a former Democratic presidential candidate.
Kicking off his speech at an Army tank plant, Trump told the crowd he wanted to get into one of the vehicles but was stopped by the memory of Michael Dukakis.
Trump said Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential candidate, "tanked when he got into the tank." He also added that Dukakis' helmet was "bigger than he was" and that "was not good."
Dukakis' was ridiculed during the 1988 general election campaign after he donned a military helmet and rode in a tank intending to portray himself as worthy of becoming commander in chief.
Dukakis' Republican rival, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, ran campaign ads with images of Dukakis in the tank.
The president then escalated his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain, saying that he gave the longtime lawmaker "the kind of funeral he wanted" and "I didn't get a thank you."
Trump went on a lengthy diatribe against the Vietnam war hero, Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Wednesday. At an event in Ohio, Trump repeated his complaint that McCain voted against his legislation to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and argued that McCain was not supportive of military veterans
Said Trump: "I've never liked him much. I've really probably never will."
McCain died last year of brain cancer. Trump, who has long nursed a grudge, has spent days attacking him on Twitter and in his public comments.