Anti-Trump Senator John McCain flew to Germany this week to trash President Donald Trump in his speech to European leaders.
McCains’s speech at the Munich Security Summit was posted earlier today.
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What a treasonous act to his president, the Republican Party and to his country.
The Washington Post reported:
John McCain is increasingly mad as hell about President Trump. And on Friday, he went after Trump — hard.
During a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Republican senator from Arizona delivered a pointed and striking point-by-point takedown of Trump’s worldview and brand of nationalism. McCain didn’t mention Trump’s name once, but he didn’t have to.
And even considering the two men’s up-and-down history and the terrible things Trump has said about McCain, it was a striking display from a senior leader of a party when it comes to a president of the same party.
In his speech, McCain suggested the Western world is uniquely imperiled this year — even more so than when Barack Obama was president — and proceeded to question whether it will even survive.
“In recent years, this question would invite accusations of hyperbole and alarmism; not this year,” McCain said. “If ever there were a time to treat this question with a deadly seriousness, it is now.”
[Trump’s war with the media isn’t new. Thomas Jefferson railed about ‘newspaper lies,’ too.]
In case there was any doubt that this was about Trump. Here’s what followed:
“[The founders of the Munich conference] would be alarmed by an increasing turn away from universal values and toward old ties of blood and race and sectarianism.”
“They would be alarmed by the hardening resentment we see towards immigrants and refugees and minority groups — especially Muslims.”
“They would be alarmed by the growing inability — and even unwillingness — to separate truth from lies.”
“They would be alarmed that more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticizing it as our moral equivalent.”