- The Washington Times - Monday, June 12, 2017

We know Sen. John McCain is no friend of President Donald Trump’s — but this is ridiculous.

The Arizona senator, who says he’s a Republican, actually came out and told a left-leaning overseas newspaper, the Guardian, that Barack Obama provided better leadership for America than Trump.


Here’s the context: The Guardian, in a long-running hit piece on Trump that included quotes from those who were upset at the president’s tweeting and non-politically correct talk and walk on foreign affairs — including blunt assessments of the terrorist situation — asked McCain what he thought of the message the White House chief was sending ‘round the world.

The Guardian asked McCain this, no doubt because the Guardian knew exactly what kind of reply McCain would give. And McCain, the anti-Trumper of the Senate, did not disappoint.

“What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain said, the Guardian gleefully reported. “They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica.”

The Guardian, sensing victory on the horizon, then followed up with this: So was America’s standing in the global arena better under Obama?

And again, McCain didn’t disappoint.

“As far as American leadership is concerned, yes,” he said.

Unbelievable. Now the important thing to remember here is a) members of the media only go to McCain when they want to act like they’re doing the balanced thing and getting a quote from a Republican — while knowing full well McCain’s a Republican In Name Only; and b) nobody in the conservative world gives a hoot what McCain thinks.

In fact, the only ones who want McCain to stay in office are the Democrats.

But saying Obama — Obama of world tour apologist fame, Obama of diplomacy at all costs fame, Obama of selling out Israel and Mideast allies with the Iran treaty fame — is better for America in terms of leadership is a new low, for even the left.

Trump’s policy with other nations is pure and simple: America first. Those who criticize, are globalists.

Those who say Obama was a better leader than Trump — especially those in the Republican Party who say such — are delusional.

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