You know you have a problem when more than half of the country is protesting against you, but you can be sure that you’re a piece of sh*t when your own people start insulting you in public. So far, Trump has managed to at least keep the Republicans mostly in line, but even that is starting to now disappear.
Trump is no stranger to public humiliation, but lately, his fellow Republican friends and other conservative allies have started ridiculing his behavior as well as dissociating themselves from him. The latest one to join the club is Republican Senator John McCain. The veteran politician is a heavyweight and his word means a lot on Capitol Hill. The men have crossed paths previously, but McCain has had his own issues with failing health and the likely end of his career and has not had time to lambast the president — but he has now found the time to attack.
McCain criticized Trump for his calling on Russia to join the G7 group, a decision which indicates his infidelity to his own country considering the poor relationship, at least on the surface, that exists between the world’s two largest nuclear superpowers. McCain called the president’s decision the “antithesis” of principled realism and “a sure path to diminishing America’s leadership in the world.”
The Arizona senator was the third major Republican leader to denounce Trump’s statement in public.
He went on to say “The president has inexplicably shown our adversaries the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies.” Indeed, McCain is correct — far from staying on the front foot against Russia and Vladimir Putin, Trump has approached them with open arms. The inexplicable move will only provoke yet more discussion about where Trump’s loyalty actually lies. It will certainly not help his credibility in trying to separate himself from Russia, and it may just give Robert Mueller the ammunition he needs to finally nail his man.
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