There was once a time when political divisions were based on policy ideology. We disagreed among political groups over things like wars, the economy, and constitutional rights. Now, the political party lines are drawn across party affiliation, and any step outside party lines gets a politician labeled a “traitor” even when that legislator served our country honorably and according to his personal beliefs.
.@MeghanMcCain responds to President Trump criticizing her late father Sen. John McCain: “If I had told my dad … he would think it was so hilarious that our president was so jealous of him that he was dominating the news cycle in death” https://t.co/Uf0zR1IJxv pic.twitter.com/40WZKxCE0q
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 20, 2019
Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late senator and co-host on The View, responded to Trump’s attacks, saying that her father would “find it hilarious” that Trump’s jealousy has kept him in the news cycle even in death.
Donald Trump has been on a tear lately against the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). When a legal deposition revealed that McCain wanted the dossier he was given regarding allegations of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election, Trump went crazy attacking a war hero who passed away five months ago.
Trump’s supporters have been fully convinced at this point that a former POW is a traitor because he tried to inform voters about the possibility that they were voting for a criminal. Meanwhile, they praised Wikileaks for releasing illegally hacked emails from the DNC.
While it’s true that some of the dossier has not yet been verified and pieces of it likely never will, none of it has been discredited. McCain turned the dossier over to the FBI, as he should have, and wanted it published. He may have done so because of what a Trump presidency would mean for the party he served his whole life and the country he nearly lost his life for. He also may have done so because there was already evidence that Trump was a liar, a conman, and a criminal.
No matter what his reasons may have been, he did the right thing. Hiding that dossier would have been traitorous.
Thankfully, some people still have enough sense to see Trump for what he is. Read some of their comments below:
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