Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said American leadership was stronger under President Trump’s predecessor, according to a Guardian report published Sunday.
McCain made his comments to one of the furthest left publications. That’s a message in of itself.
When asked if American leadership was more reliable under Obama, the senator answered in the affirmative.
“As far as American leadership is concerned, yes,” said McCain, though he vocally criticized many of the Obama administration’s foreign policy decisions.
The guardian reporter asked what “message” the president delivered to the U.K. last week when he publicly criticized London’s mayor, shortly after a terror-related attack.
Trump criticized Mayor Sadiq Khan for telling Brits to not be alarmed by the increased police presence after the attack. McCain, who can always be counted on for an anti-Trump soundbite responded to the bait.
“What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” said McCain, chairman on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica,” he added.
They failed to mention the London mayor’s claims after the attack that London is “one of the safest cities in the world” which is one of the reasons Trump criticized him. Trump’s criticism was aimed at his lack of response to radical Islamic terrorism.
Barack Obama led by taking out his pen and phone and stepping all over congress when he disagreed with them. Apparently McCain prefers that.
McCain has made comments like this before. He prefers many of Obama’s big government agenda items. Isn’t it past time that McCain announce he’s really a Democrat?