- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sen. John McCain called President Trump’s praise of dictators around the world “disturbing” on Tuesday.

“It’s very distributing. It’s disturbing because we’re proud Republicans, and we stand for human rights,” Mr. McCain told MSNBC.

The Arizona Republican said he is still supportive of Mr. Trump’s military and foreign policy decisions and has confidence in the team of national security advisers, despite the president’s recent comments.

“When the president does his job such as the cruise missile strike, such as selecting a national security team that is the strongest that I’ve seen, such as many of the actual actions he has taken, I will be strongly supportive,” Mr. McCain said.

But he did add that he wished Mr. Trump would be more “careful” with what he says about leaders like North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I wish the president would consider much more carefully his comments,” Mr. McCain said.

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