Friday morning, the president made a remark that left government officials, and citizens alike, shaking their heads in disbelief. Trump remarked to White House reporters that Russia should be taking part in the meetings happening between world leaders.
The president said:
“Why are we having a meeting with Russia being in the meeting? I would recommend — and it’s up to them, but Russia should be in the meeting, it should be a part of it. Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run.”
John McCain immediately responded to this nonsense with the following statement released this morning:
“The president has inexplicably shown our adversaries the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies. Those nations that share our values and have sacrificed alongside us for decades are being treated with contempt. This is the antithesis of so-called ‘principled realism’ and a sure path to diminishing America’s leadership in the world.”
John McCain and Donald Trump have been at each other’s throats ever since McCain expressed his concern over the then-presidential candidate’s ability to govern the nation in 2016. Trump took McCain’s perspective as an attack, and naturally took the pettiest route ever, he attacked POW John McCain’s military service, saying:
“He’s a war hero because he was captured? I like people who weren’t captured.”
McCain responded to Trump’s blatant disrespect when he appeared on Morning Joe:
The relationship between the two has continued for the past two years, with Trump’s behavior permeating through his administration, leading to one of his staffer’s to mock the now dying patriot just weeks ago.
That staffer was not fired, but nearly a month later, quietly left her position in the White House.