During a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, John McCain stood up in front of all the European leaders and ripped president Trump and America.
McCain questioned if the Western world will survive Trump and his America first movement. He said we are “uniquely imperiled this year — even more so than when Barack Obama was president.”
These conferences are meant to bring countries together, our representatives always speak with one voice, articulate one vision – that of the President.
McCain has gone too far. Breaking with Trump’s agenda is one thing. Publicly blasting Trump is another. But to do both in front of foreign leaders isn’t technically treason but it sure sends mixed messages.
If McCain was really worried rather than trying to score cheap political points he would not spread confusion by promoting two foreign policy visions.
“In recent years, this question would invite accusations of hyperbole and alarmism; not this year, if ever there were a time to treat this question with a deadly seriousness, it is now.”
“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.”
Then you John McCain should let the refugees live on your enormous estate with you. He continued,
“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.”
To trash the United States is in front of foreign leaders, to send mixed signals to our greatest allies is an unforgivable attempt to undermine President Trump.
Trump knew it wouldn’t be easy to drain the swamp. It appears John McCain will be his biggest problem.