President Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) have been caught bickering and taking shots at one another on multiple occasions. In this instance, McCain crossed the line, and as a result, the President responded with an epic warning.
Trump issued his warning during a radio interview on WMAL in Washington. According to The Washington Times, the President responded to McCain’s comments by saying that, “People have to be very careful because at some point I fight back.” He added, “I’m being very, very nice but at some point, I fight back, and it won’t be pretty.” The only thing that McCain had to say in response was, “I have faced rougher adversaries.”
The big question is what did McCain say that led President Trump to these comments? It all began on Monday when McCain received an award for a lifetime of service and sacrifice to the country.
McCain did the usual and spoke about his two decades in military service and the time he was imprisoned during the Vietnam War. He then took it a step further and started talking about the political climate in the country, and of course, took a stab at the President in the process.
“To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems,” McCain said.
He then added that it “is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”
It sounds like McCain is implying that we need not worry about ourselves, but, rather, need to worry about all of the other countries around the world. This appears to be McCain’s intent, given the words, “half-baked, spurious nationalism,” which he is condemning.
Many are wondering why McCain would say such harsh words–words targeting the party he represents. Trump noted in the interview that McCain, as most are aware of, also voted against the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act.
Some would speculate that this has to do with a personal vendetta that McCain has against the President. It may have something to do with the comments that Trump made about McCain at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa–before Trump won the presidency.
The comments about McCain included, “He’s not a war hero.” Then, candidate Trump also said, “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.
President Trump is taking McCain to task. Do you support our President?
These comments were made back in 2015, but they still must sting the Arizona Senator because he is resisting and obstructing Trump every step of the way. His failure to vote in favor of the repeal and replace of the ACA is hypocritical considering how he continuously advocated for repealing Obamacare during his re-election bid.
When given a chance, he let the country down. Sadly, it appears the feud between McCain and the President is just heating up. That is not good for the Republican Party–or the country.