President Trump made headlines on Wednesday after he stated during a commencement address to the graduating class of the U.S Coast Guard Academy, that no politician has ever been treated worse than him.
Trump complained in his speech:
‘Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly.’
In an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday, Senator John McCain had a lot to say about those claims. McCain stated:
‘I’ve been worse treated than President Trump has, so let’s be sure that we know about that.’
John McCain has without a doubt had worse go of things than Trump. McCain spent five and a half years in captivity as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He was then shot down in his dive bomber in 1997. When he was captured, he had fractures in his right arm and leg, and received very minimal care for those injuries.
So taking into account that McCain had to deal with these conditions for 5 years, it is no surprise that this statement was laughable to him. For someone who actively avoided the draft by claiming that he had bone spurs in his heels that somehow exempted him from serving his country (meanwhile, playing college sports) and who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, for Trump to complain about being treated “unfairly” is just sad.
Trump’s complaints didn’t stop with his graduation speech, however. He also took to Twitter after the special counsel was named to oversee the investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign. Now he claims that he is the a victim of the “greatest witch hunt” in American history. He posted another tweet shortly after about how Obama and Clinton never needed a special prosecutor. Well Mr. President, maybe that is because they were never shrouded in scandal they way that you are.
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
Trump may have had his issues with the press and the American people, but both are his own doing, so perhaps instead of complaining he should work on being the kind of leader that the American people need and want.
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