Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is on an apology for whatever-Trump-does tour, following President Trump’s successful trip abroad. The Arizona senator said during a trip to Australia on Tuesday that President Trump’s actions have unsettled Americans.
‘‘I realize that some of President Trump’s actions and statements have unsettled America’s friends. They have unsettled many Americans as well,’’ said McCain, as reported by The Associated Press.
He’s likely referencing Angela Merkel’s comments when Trump demanded the NATO members pay their fair share.
During his speech, McCain pleaded with Australia to not forsake its alliance with the U.S. while Trump is in the White House.
“There is real debate underway now in my country about what kind of role America should play in the world and, frankly, I don’t know how this debate will play out,” McCain said in his address.
“But I do believe — and I don’t think I’m exaggerating here — that the future of the world will turn to a large extent on how this debate in America is resolved. That’s why I and others are fighting so hard to ensure that America stands by our allies and remains an active, principled leader in the world.’’
McCain on this trip met with top Australian defense and foreign affairs officials.
Just what Trump needs.
How is Trump supposed to lead with anti-Trump Obama meeting with world leaders before his trip and neverTrump McCain meeting with other afterwards, both putting Trump down.
He tweeted as if he was doing something to help the country.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) May 30, 2017