GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and GOP Senate candidate Joe McCain have a dinner table conversation ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
“He’s very gracious, very nice, very respectful,” Trump told McCain at the dinner, according to the Post.
“I’ve known him for a long time.
I’ve known Joe for a very long time.”
The dinner, which took place on Feb. 3, was not McCain’s first time talking with Trump.
In October, the two spoke at a reception in New York City honoring the late actor and his wife, actress Robin Williams.
The two men have also met with Hillary Clinton at the State Department, which is conducting its own investigation into the 2016 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Trump and his top advisers, including Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, have repeatedly denied the attack was a terrorist attack.
The Washington Post said McCain and Trump also spoke at an event in Arizona that promoted the GOP nominee’s vision for the country.
McCain has been a fierce critic of Trump during the campaign, accusing the real estate mogul of lying about his support for the war in Afghanistan and claiming he’s a liar who has been unable to stop him from firing FBI Director James Comey.
McCain said Tuesday he is considering challenging Trump in 2020.
“That is not the time for me to say I’m not running, and I’ll not do it,” McCain told reporters.
“And I certainly don’t intend to run.”
McCain, who is seeking re-election in Arizona, will face Democratic candidate Doug Jones in November, according the Post, which noted the two have met a few times before.