Senator John McCain is anti-Trump, and he makes no efforts to hide it.
The failed 2008 presidential candidate has done something, though, that may not go down with anyone. He may be looking at his last days in office.
It’s perfectly fine to see something in your own party and call it out. But what McCain said, he is just nuts.
The Senator reportedly told a left-leaning news outlet that he believes “American leadership” was better under President Barack Obama than President Trump.
Sadly, we think he’s serious.
According to the Guardian, McCain was “visibly irked” when asked about comments Trump made last week in the wake of the terrorist attack in London, in which he criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his response to the atrocity.
“What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain said. “They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica.”
Then, when asked if America’s international standing was better under Obama, McCain reportedly responded: “As far as American leadership is concerned, yes.”
McCain has defended Obama again and again. And that has only increased with his criticism of Trump.
In a recent tour of Australia, McCain told a Sydney crowd that Trump has “unsettled” American allies.
“Other American allies have similar doubts these days and this is understandable. I realize that some of President Trump’s actions and statements have unsettled America’s friends. They have unsettled many Americans as well.”
He urged Australians to “keep at” the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, telling them he hopes “America will decide to join you.”
For someone who ran for president, for someone who saw war, you would think he would see Obama for the coward that he is. But no, for one reason or another, McCain is just like all the Democrats. He refuses to give President Trump the chance to work.