(NationalSentinel) Sen. John McCain doesn’t care much for President Donald Trump, that much is obvious. Hardly a day goes by anymore when he isn’t ripping Trump forÂ something.
In fact, McCain took the occasion of a European foreign policy summit this weekend to escalate his disdain for our president to anÂ international level, making wild accusations and insinuations that Trump is tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin, his administration is in chaos, and his critique of the corrupt, Washington establishment media will somehow lead to a Trump-led dictatorship.
To be frank, these are not the words of a rational man. But theyÂ are the worlds of a Beltway establishment politician who sees the old order which he helped fashion and control slipping away under the leadership of a president who has America’s best interests in mindÂ first and foremost, instead of globalist agreements and arrangements that sap American wealth and resources.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is onto to McCain. On Sunday, he defended Trump – who bested him and 15 others to win the GOP nomination – against McCain’s irrational attacks, noting correctly that under aÂ McCain regime, the country would beÂ far worse off.
Paul said that McCainâ€™s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his â€œpersonal disputeâ€ with the president over foreign policy.
He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad while he characterized Trumpâ€™s views as closer to a realpolitik approach to foreign policy.
â€œEverything that he says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute heâ€™s got running with President Trump and it should be taken with a grain of salt because John McCainâ€™s the guy whoâ€™s advocated for war everywhere,â€ Paul said on ABCâ€™s â€œThis Week.â€
â€œHe would bankrupt the nation. Weâ€™re very lucky John McCainâ€™s not in charge because I think weâ€™d be in perpetual war,â€ Paul added.
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None of this is incorrect. There hasn’t been a conflict come along that McCain hasn’t wanted to start, join or escalate. You’d think that someone who spent nearly six years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam would be much more inclined to prevent similar conflicts as an elected leader, but that’s simply not the case.
Paul is correct in that McCain’s critique of Trump is personality-driven, and is not based on legitimate policy differences. With so much of the Obama agenda that needs to be undone, McCain’s feud with Trump will hinder that process. That makes him a hindrance to the country, not a help.
McCain’s ego was bruised early on by Trump with the latter mischaracterized the senator’s Vietnam service and his vile treatment as POW. Got it. But ifÂ anyone knows that politics is a blood sport, it’s the long-serving senator from Arizona.
Get over it, John. If youÂ really care about the country, get on board the GOP bandwagon again and help Trump save it. Otherwise, do us all a favor and resign. And for god’s sake, stop bitching about the president at international forums where are adversaries are paying close attention to every word that comes out of an American politician’s mouth.