Dying Senator John McCain is spitting mad over President Trump’s chat with Vladimir Putin…
The dyspeptic Arizonan rose up off of his deathbed again on Monday to shriek his disapproval that thanks to Trump, a nuclear war with Russia may be averted which to anyone who isn’t insane seems to be a pretty good idea.
By refusing to cave to the pressure and meeting with Putin, the POTUS did what every other American president since FDR had done although judging by the reaction of the outrage mob it was something akin to treason.
And who is a better authority on treason than McCain who was instrumental in using the Fusion GPS/Christopher Steel dirty dossier to launch a coup d’etat against a legitimately elected president? McCain vented his spleen as he watched years of his best efforts to instigate a war with a nuclear powerhouse go up in flames in Helsinki.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 16, 2018
Via The Hill, “McCain: Trump performance ‘disgraceful’”:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called the U.S.-Russia summit in Helsinki “a tragic mistake” and faulted President Trump for “naiveté” and “egotism” in meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He also labeled Trump’s press conference with Putin as “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.”
McCain, a frequent critic of Trump’s who has often blasted the president for not being tougher with Russia, criticized him for failing to believe the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election over Putin’s denial.
“President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin,” McCain said in a statement.
“He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world,” McCain added.
The raging old psychopath also issued a statement denouncing Trump.
Today’s press conference in #Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 16, 2018
Here is the full statement from McCain or whoever runs his Twitter account and only one word comes to mind: unhinged!
“U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:
“Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake.
“President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.
“It is tempting to describe the press conference as a pathetic rout – as an illustration of the perils of under-preparation and inexperience. But these were not the errant tweets of a novice politician. These were the deliberate choices of a president who seems determined to realize his delusions of a warm relationship with Putin’s regime without any regard for the true nature of his rule, his violent disregard for the sovereignty of his neighbors, his complicity in the slaughter of the Syrian people, his violation of international treaties, and his assault on democratic institutions throughout the world.
“Coming close on the heels of President Trump’s bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today’s press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency. That the president was attended in Helsinki by a team of competent and patriotic advisors makes his blunders and capitulations all the more painful and inexplicable.
“No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are—a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and abroad. American presidents must be the champions of that cause if it is to succeed. Americans are waiting and hoping for President Trump to embrace that sacred responsibility. One can only hope they are not waiting totally in vain.”
It’s really hard to root for brain cancer but McCain is making it easy and in his final days he resembles the obsessive villain Khan from the 1982 Star Trek movie:
The only thing that is keeping the old bastard alive is his hate for Trump.