John McCain Trashes Trump for Congratulating Putin on Election Victory… Just Like Obama Did in 2012
Senator John McCain trashed President Trump on Tuesday after he called and congratulated Vladimir Putin on his election victory.
An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections. And by doing so with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election. https://t.co/lcQTBi7CA1
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 20, 2018
Of course, Barack Obama called Putin to congratulate him on his election win in 2012.
Pres. Obama phoning congratulations from AF-1 to Pres-elect Vladimir Putin of Russia.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2012
For the record — France, Germany, and Japan had all sent congratulatory messages to Moscow before Trump chipped in.