by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News
Anti-Trump Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a left-wing newspaper that he believes “American leadership” was better under Barack Obama than President Trump — the latest in a series of shots the failed 2008 presidential candidate has taken at his fellow Republican.
According to the Guardian, McCain was “visibly irked” when asked about comments Trump made last week in the wake of the terrorist attack in London, in which he criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his flippant response to the carnage.
“What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain said, bizarrely adding: “They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica.”
Then, when asked if America’s international standing was better under Obama, McCain responded: “As far as American leadership is concerned, yes.”
As Breitbart recalled it was just the latest in a series of recent slams of the president:
McCain has been an outspoken critic of Trump and has refused to tone it down since his fellow Republican took the White House.
In a recent tour of Australia, McCain told an audience in Sydney that Trump has “unsettled” allies and Americans alike.
“Other American allies have similar doubts these days and this is understandable,” McCain said, according to The Associated Press at the city’s university. “I realize that some of President Trump’s actions and statements have unsettled America’s friends. They have unsettled many Americans as well.”
He went on to urge the Australians to “keep at” the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in the hope that one day “America will decide to join you.”
He also said in an interview with an Australian TV network that Trump makes him “nervous from time to time” and said he was bothered that Trump does not always take the advice of his national security team.
“Can I tell you that he does all the time? No. Does it bother me? Yes, it bothers me,” he said.
Most conservatives were disgusted by the warm praise for Obama, under whose “leadership” ISIS began a bloody grip of the Mideast, terror state Iran was handed tens of billions of dollars, and Libya fell to Al Queda, unleashing a massive migrant crisis across Europe.
The backlash came fast and furious:
John McCain has lost his damned mind telling the Guardian Obama was a better leader than Trump. My God. Really Arizona? Proud?
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) June 11, 2017
John McCain says American leadership was better under Obama.
A bitter, very small man, and certainly not a hero in my book.
— Dale1Chair (@dale1chair) June 11, 2017
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 11, 2017