John McCain Tells Clinton to 'Shut Up' and 'Get Over' Loss to Trump

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In a testy interview with Esquire magazine, hawkish Arizona Senator John McCain asked former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton what was "the f***ing point" of her rushed post-election book tour, adding that it's about time that she "move on" from her unexpected loss to Donald Trump.

McCain, who chose not to write a lengthy post-election analysis after his loss to Barack Obama in 2008, offered some choice words for Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton, who has been busy promoting her post-election retrospective 'What Happened', in which she blames a number of people for her loss.

"You've got to understand that you can't rewrite history," McCain said. "One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated: 'I did the right thing! I Did' The hardest thing to do is to just shut up."

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Criticizing Clinton for excessive haste in writing her post-election postmortem, McCain suggested that the former candidate may simply have too much time on her hands. "What's the f***ing point? Keep the fight up? History will judge that campaign, and it's always a period of time before they do," he said.

"You've got to move on. This is Hillary's problem right now: She doesn't have anything to do," the senator quipped.

McCain's remarks have been picked up on social media, with users breaking out in giggles over the senator's directness.

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