John McCain Rails Against Trump For His "One Of The Most Disgraceful" Press Conferences With Putin
July 17, 2018 15:39 By Fabiosa
It’s not the first time President Trump isn’t consistent in his attitude towards Russia and its president Vladimir Putin.
This time, the US president has opted for defending Russian president. Trump failed to criticize the Russian interference into the US elections. Instead, he claimed both countries were responsible.
What is more, President Trump has given a few more chances for Russia to easily get away with it. Here are Trump’s words:
I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States has been foolish. I think that we've all been foolish. We should have had this dialogue a long time ago, a long time, frankly, before I got to office.
John McCain can’t stand that
After such a press conference, John McCain couldn’t just stay silent. He called it "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory." Here’s his Twitter post:
It’s rather a harsh statement from the senator. Still, there was another one from Adam Schiff, Congressman from California's 28th Congressional District. He wasn’t too modest in his post and said it was "the most damaging and shameful surrender of American values".
President Trump’s performance today was the most damaging and shameful surrender of American values and interests in modern history.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) 16 липня 2018 р.
I say again to my Republican colleagues: Wake up.
American citizens reacted to the president’s performance immediately. Lots of them claimed McCain spoke for lots of them and that the Congress is to do its duty.
Senator McCain speaks for so many of us who hoped our President would somehow be constrained by his advisers. He was not, and apparently they either lack integrity or are petrified by who Trumpbwould install in their places if they resign.— Frank Jannuzi (@FrankJannuzi) 17 липня 2018 р.
Congress must do its duty.#Impeach45
Sorry, we’re not waiting for him to suddenly become what he’s not. We’re waiting for you and your colleagues in Washington to use your constitutional power to investigate and check him.— Mama L #Basta (@annamarieyl) 17 липня 2018 р.
All the more, people have come up with funny gifs like this one, picturing the whole sadness of the situation.
You and one other Republican could effectively put a stop to this by announcing that you will be caucusing with the Democrats until things change. #dosomething— Al Cohen (@alancohensf) 17 липня 2018 р.
There were even ideas about Trump’s impeachment. That’s how serious it all might get!
I absolutely agree Mr. McCain! Now the Republicans and Democrats have to work together to fix the issues. We have to set more sanctions against Russia, bring to justice those 12 Russians indited, and impeach Trump!— Tymon Kerofsky (@Tymon1965) 17 липня 2018 р.
Anyways, let’s hope the politicians will finally remember who they are working for and will execute their people’s will, right?