Donald Trump couldn’t be more different from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). While McCain was serving in Vietnam, Donald was dodging the draft by claiming debilitating bone spurs. (It’s interesting to note that these bone spurs have yet to impact his obsessive golf habit).
McCain built his political career on years of service in both the U.S. House and Senate, while Trump seemingly meandered into a presidential run.
And now for the first time, we will hear exactly what Sen. McCain thinks of the Trump presidency. In his new book Restless Wave, McCain is promising some serious dirt. From the publisher:
‘He will then “share his experiences during the divisive 2016 election and his no-holds-barred opinions on the current developments coming out of Washington.”‘
Never shy to share the truth about the President’s actions, McCain has gone on the record several times in his criticisms of Trump. After the infamous “grab her by the p*ssy” tape was leaked, McCain withdrew his support from Trump. In response, Trump tweeted:
The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016
After Trump (against the advice of the intelligence community and his aides) called Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his “win” in Russia, McCain issued this statement:
An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections. And by doing so with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election. https://t.co/lcQTBi7CA1
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 20, 2018
Trump’s selection of a new CIA director who was involved in questionable interrogation methods also drew the ire of McCain.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 23, 2018
Here’s McCain thumbs-downing Trump’s attempt to gut the ACA:
After the White House supported “Nunes memo” was released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, John McCain again stood up for justice:
Republican Senator John McCain responded furiously to Trump's release of The Nunes Memo. Here's what he had to say.
— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) March 26, 2018
Perhaps McCain will tell America precisely what he thinks about Donald Trump mocking his capture in Vietnam?
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