As President Trump goes about handling North Korea’s open hostility toward the United States, Democrats and some Republicans are continuing to criticize him and undermine his efforts.
Senator John McCain, (R-AZ), is one of them, criticizing the president for his rhetoric. As McCain bloviates about hostile rhetoric, an old video has surfaced showing how hypocritical this is considering he “sang” about bombing Iran 10 years ago.
According to The Telegraph, after it was learned that North Korea could potentially miniaturize nuclear warheads, Trump issued the following warning: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
North Korea responded with a chilling statement that they were “carefully examining” how it might strike at Guam with its missiles.
Instead of supporting our president, some of our politicians took the opportunity to fire off criticisms. Senator McCain did just that on Tuesday when he told KTAR News, “The great leaders I’ve seen don’t threaten unless they’re ready to act, and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act. I take exception to the president’s comments because you got to be sure you can do what you say you’re going to do.”
The Hill also reported that McCain thought the president’s words were nonsense. “I don’t know what he’s saying and I’ve long ago given up trying to interpret what he says,” McCain said. “That kind of rhetoric, I’m not sure how it helps.”
Yet, no matter how Trump opponents feel about him, at least he didn’t sing about it.
This is exactly what Senator McCain did 10 years ago when he was in South Carolina for a presidential campaign event. At a meeting with some of his constituents, he was asked how he would handle the hostilities of Iran, and what military action might be taken there, if he were president.
His response was to sing “Bomb Iran” to the tune of the hit Beach Boy’s song “Barbara Ann.” Many felt uneasy that a candidate for commander-in-chief thought it was funny to sing a flippant remark about bombing a country–a country that would later give rise to ISIS.
Admittedly, the comment was made 10 years ago, but it still illustrates that McCain’s dismissal of Trump’s remarks as “empty threats” and “nonsense” is hypocritical when compared to his own comments about a similar situation.
McCain is not alone in his criticisms of the president. According to Breitbart, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) similarly undercut the president for his warnings, saying, “This is not the time to go bluffing and threatening. This is a time for diplomacy.”
An old video of McCain has surfaced showing him singing about bombing Iran. Is McCain a hypocrite for criticizing Trump?
While North Korea is issuing threats and drawing up plans for a military–and perhaps nuclear–assault, Democrats, and some turncoat Republicans erroneously dismiss the president’s threats as bluffs and deny that US capabilities are wise moves.
Liberals have become so obsessed with undermining the president, they are seemingly trying to convince hostile nations that Trump wouldn’t be able to retaliate if America were attacked.
Those politicians still harboring ill will towards the president over political fortunes need to set aside their differences and look at the bigger picture. North Korea is issuing nuclear threats against the US and the country must be united and strong in the face of such hostility.