Senator John McCain has proven himself as a thorn in Trump’s plans from the very beginning. He has established himself as a true RINO and a protector of the elite who stands against Trump. Today, the Arizona Senator once again took it upon himself to criticize President Trump abroad.
This time he took it to Brussel’s Forum:
“In a “new world order under enormous strain” and in “the titanic struggle with forces of radicalism … we can’t stand by and lament, we’ve got to be involved,” said McCain who is now chairman of the armed services committee in the US Senate, quoted by the EU Observer. “I trust the EU,” he said, defending an opposite view from that of US president Donald Trump, who said in January that the UK “was so smart in getting out” of the EU and that Nato was “obsolete”. He said that the EU was “one of the most important alliances” for the US and that the EU and Nato were “the best two sums in history”, which have maintained peace for the last 70 years.
Further attacking Trump’s global worldview, McCan said that “we need to rely on Nato and have a Nato that adjusts to new challenges.” He noted that “the EU has too many bureaucrats, not much bureaucracy,” but added that “it’s not the only place on earth with that problem.” He said that he was “still wondering what the overall effect of Brexit will be” and that he did not know “if this is the beginning of a serious problem for the EU”. McCain did not disagree, however, with Trump’s demand that European countries increase their defense spending for Nato.”
McCain added that he is worried about Russian’s role in our election, even if he admitted that he has seen “no evidence they succeeded” in affecting the outcome of last year’s US vote.
McCain went on to say that Putin wanted to restore the Russian Empire: “He wants the Baltics, he has taken Crimea, he’s been in Ukraine.”
“These are KBG thugs, my friends,” he said, referring to the former Russian spy service for which Putin used to work.
“We need to respond accordingly,” McCain added, even saying that there was “nothing wrong” if Trump met Putin.
“I’m not against meeting,” he continued. But he added that “the best way to go to a meeting is with a strong hand” and that was not the case for the US right now.”