(NationalSentinel) Sen. John McCain doesn’t care much for President Donald Trump, that much is obvious. Hardly a day goes by anymore when he isn’t ripping Trump for something.
In fact, McCain took the occasion of a European foreign policy summit this weekend to escalate his disdain for our president to an international level, making wild accusations and insinuations that Trump is tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin, his administration is in chaos, and his critique of the corrupt, Washington establishment media will somehow lead to a Trump-led dictatorship.
To be frank, these are not the words of a rational man. But they are the worlds of a Beltway establishment politician who sees the old order which he helped fashion and control slipping away under the leadership of a president who has America’s best interests in mind first and foremost, instead of globalist agreements and arrangements that sap American wealth and resources.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is onto to McCain. On Sunday, he defended Trump – who bested him and 15 others to win the GOP nomination – against McCain’s irrational attacks, noting correctly that under a McCain regime, the country would be far worse off.
Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy.
He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad while he characterized Trump’s views as closer to a realpolitik approach to foreign policy.
“Everything that he says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he’s got running with President Trump and it should be taken with a grain of salt because John McCain’s the guy who’s advocated for war everywhere,” Paul said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“He would bankrupt the nation. We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge because I think we’d be in perpetual war,” Paul added.
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None of this is incorrect. There hasn’t been a conflict come along that McCain hasn’t wanted to start, join or escalate. You’d think that someone who spent nearly six years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam would be much more inclined to prevent similar conflicts as an elected leader, but that’s simply not the case.
Paul is correct in that McCain’s critique of Trump is personality-driven, and is not based on legitimate policy differences. With so much of the Obama agenda that needs to be undone, McCain’s feud with Trump will hinder that process. That makes him a hindrance to the country, not a help.
McCain’s ego was bruised early on by Trump with the latter mischaracterized the senator’s Vietnam service and his vile treatment as POW. Got it. But if anyone knows that politics is a blood sport, it’s the long-serving senator from Arizona.
Get over it, John. If you really care about the country, get on board the GOP bandwagon again and help Trump save it. Otherwise, do us all a favor and resign. And for god’s sake, stop bitching about the president at international forums where are adversaries are paying close attention to every word that comes out of an American politician’s mouth.