Sen. John McCain (R- Ariz) is apoplectic that Donald Trump woke "the silent majority" during his rally in Phoenix last week.

McCain blasted the billionaire during an interview with The New Yorker, published on Thursday.

Trump's rally which featured Jamiel Shaw, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, called out McCain and other lifetime politicians for not standing up against illegal immigration and bad free trade agreements.

"It's very bad. This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me," McCain continued. "Because what he did was he fired up the crazies."

McCain was already in deep trouble for his 2016 re-election.

In a May report by Public Policy Polling, McCain was in a statistical tie with possible conservative challengers, Arizona Reps. David Schweikert (R) and Matt Salmon (R).

“Now he galvanized them. He’s really got them activated,” said McCain.

McCain is especially vulnerable to criticism by Trump because of Arizona's strong opinions about illegal immigration and the fact that he is a long time supporter of amnesty.

(h/t Politico)