Sen. John McCain: “U.S. leadership was better under President Barack Obama.”
BY SUSAN JOHNES
On Sunday, The Guardian reported that Sen. John McCain of Arizona said that U.S. leadership was better under President Barack Obama than his successor, President Trump.
The Republican leader was responding to a question asking if America’s stance on the global stage was better during the Obama administration. McCain has never shied away from criticizing Mr. Trump.
In 2008, McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, lost to Obama in the presidential election. He was, however, very critical of Obama’s administration on foreign policy agenda.
The U.K. newspaper described the 80-year-old senator as “visibly irked” when he was asked about President Trump’s tweets criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The Tweet came shortly after a terror attack that left eight dead and dozens injured.
“What do you think the message is all about? It is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain stated. “Citizens are not sure of American leadership, whether it will be in Siberia or Antarctica.”
In Trump’s tweets aimed at London’s mayor, he said that Khan offered a “pathetic excuse” and had to consider his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement.
Trump called out London Mayor Sadiq Khan after the June 3 terror attack that killed eight people, and falsely claimed Khan told Londoners there was “no reason to be alarmed.” But in the real sense, Khan told Londoners not to be alarmed by an increased police presence.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said the president’s tweets had done more harm than good in a recent interview with CBS News, ‘Face the Nation.’
“You’re your worst enemy here, Mr. President,” said Sen. John McCain. He added that America’s leadership was far better under former President Barack Obama than current President Trump.
McCain added that as far as American leadership was concerned, the United States stood firm under Obama. President Trump has done so many things that show he doesn’t have experience in the government.
Trump is reluctant to learn from his mistakes, but instead gets up the next morning and tweets something weird.
Trump used his statements on Twitter to promote his travel ban barring people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Thanks to the federal courts which have so far blocked his ban.
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