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John McCain: Trumps Benedict Arnold?

McCain seems to stand in the way of anything Trump wants to do.


It’s no secret that Trump and McCain are not the best of friends. It started in June of 2015 when Trump made remarks in a campaign speech suggesting that Mexican immigrants bring crime and drugs into the U.S. and further stated that some of them were rapists. McCain was bothered by the comments and stated publicly “I just disagree with his comments about the, quote, Mexicans.”

Just a few weeks later, Trump held a campaign rally in Arizona and blasted McCain for being weak on immigration. “We have incompetent politicians, not only the president. I mean, right here in your own state you have John McCain.” McCain responded by telling The New Yorker that Trump was trying to “fire up the crazies.” Trump immediately tweeted that McCain should apologize for calling them “crazies” and sent out another tweet that McCain “should be defeated in the primaries. Graduated last in his class at Annapolis–dummy!”

Two days later the feud went ballistic after Trump told a crowd at a rally in Iowa “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” The remark brought condemnation from other presidential candidates as well as McCain.

The back and forth sparring continued throughout the campaign. In October 2016, just before the election, McCain disclosed that he and his wife Cindy would not be voting for Trump. “I have wanted to support the candidate our party nominated. He was not my choice, but as a past nominee, I thought it important I respect the fact that Donald Trump won a majority of the delegates by the rules our party set,” McCain stated. “But Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy.”

Now McCain is stuck in a tough spot. I’m sure he never thought that Trump would win the election, but we all know how that went. John had two choices…eat crow or extract his revenge. And we all know that politicians hate eating crow. So McCain will be doing everything he possibly can to hinder Trumps every move, including siding with the democrats whenever it serves his purpose.






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