John McCain stepped in it when he stabbed Trump in the back with this statement
John McCain is one of the leading anti-Trump RINOs.
The Arizona Senator has repeatedly betrayed the President and his supporters.
But he crossed the line when he stabbed Trump in the back with one horrible statement.
Reports indicate Bashar al-Assad was behind a chemical weapons attack in a rebel held town in Syria.
Up to 40 people were killed.
This attack came on the heels of reports Donald Trump wanted to withdraw American forces from Syria since ISIS has been defeated.
John McCain – who never met a war he didn’t cheerlead for – fired off a statement placing some of the blame at Trump’s feet.
“President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria,” McCain wrote in a statement, saying that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was “emboldened by American inaction…
…The senator tacitly endorsed Trump’s specific condemnation of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to back Assad but demanded specific action.
“President Trump was quick to call out Assad today, along with the Russian and Iranian governments, on Twitter,” McCain wrote. “The question now is whether he will do anything about it.”
McCain acknowledged that former President Barack Obama’s inaction was also to blame for the ongoing mess in Syria, pointing out that “history will render a bitter judgment” on his administration.
“We can and should change course – starting with a comprehensive strategy that lays out clear objectives for our mission there,” he wrote. “It’s not too late to stop Assad’s impunity and begin to rewrite this terrible chapter in our history.”
Conservatives were appalled at this statement.
Trump won the election campaigning on an America First foreign policy that sought to reduce American intervention in the Middle East.
McCain – and other discredited Bush era swamp figures – have pushed for a wider war in Syria and regime change.
Trump has so far resisted these calls from the foreign policy establishment.
But McCain was way out of line in blaming the President for the act of a madman halfway around the world.
McCain is so consumed by his dislike for the President – and his commitment to endless war – that he would use an international tragedy to try and score cheap political points at Trump’s expense.