Senator John McCain does not have the strength to vote on President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, but he has the strength to attack President Trump’s so-called “misstatements” at NATO.
McCain went on to bash his America First President, claiming Trump’s WILDLY SUCCESSFUL NATO summit was “disappointing.”
This man misses no opportunity to trash our president.
From Washington Examiner
Republican Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Trump’s performance at the NATO alliance summit this week was disappointing but not surprising and does not reflect the positions of the rest of the United States.
“There is little use in parsing the president’s misstatements and bluster, except to say that they are the words of one man. Americans, and their Congress, still believe in the transatlantic alliance and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and it is clear that our allies still believe in us as well,” said McCain, who issued the statement from his home in Arizona where he is undergoing treatment for brain cancer.
Trump said the 69-year-old alliance is “very, very powerful, very, very strong” as the summit wrapped up Thursday and declared victory after publicly criticizing member nations and demanding they pay more for their national defense.
However, the outcome and affirmation of the alliance should be attributed to the European allies, McCain said.
“That President Trump signed the Brussels Summit Declaration and ultimately expressed confidence in the future of the alliance is testament to the patience, forbearance, and commitment of our steadfast NATO partners,” he said.
Trump now travels to the U.K. before a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, where the two leaders could discuss Moscow’s widely condemned annexation of Crimea and incursion into Ukraine, and joint NATO exercises in eastern Europe.
“The president’s task is to reverse his disturbing tendency to show America’s adversaries the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies,” McCain said. “He must show that he can be strong and tough with Vladimir Putin — not for its own sake, but to demonstrate his willingness to defend America, its allies, our shared interests, and our common values against those who threaten them.”