Failed presidential candidate John McCain refuses to stop attacking Donald Trump. His latest involves claiming 45 has no ‘principles and beliefs.’
From The Hill:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ripped President Trump in an interview, saying he doesn’t think the president has “principles and beliefs.”
“I don’t agree with the way he’s conducting his presidency, obviously,” McCain said during an interview with Esquire.
“He’s an individual that unfortunately is not anchored by a set of principles. I think he’s a person who takes advantage of situations.”
McCain said Trump was “successful” as a builder and an entrepreneur.
“But I don’t think he has the fundamental underpinnings of principles and beliefs,” he said.
More per Esquire:
Now eighty-one, McCain is well aware that he’s always been the vessel for too many hopes of too many people. Over a four-decade congressional career, he’s disappointed and enraged them all. Centrists and liberals say that his voting record hasn’t come close to backing up his reputation for independence, while conservatives consider him a traitor for reaching across the aisle. “I think that’s been my history,” McCain says. “People have been disappointed that I wasn’t tougher on fill-in-the-blank, and others say, ‘You betrayed Bush,’ or whoever it is.”
McCain is the son and grandson of four-star admirals, and he loves to talk about the mischief that landed him fifth from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy. But as McKinnon suggests, McCain was all but fated for a career in public service. During his two decades as a naval aviator, he earned a Purple Heart and spent five and a half years in a North Vietnamese prison, where he suffered solitary confinement and torture. In 1982, a year after he left the Navy, voters in Arizona elected him to the House of Representatives. Four years later, he won the Senate seat previously held by Barry Goldwater, the archconservative whom he’d long counted as a mentor.