Trump, McCain Reopen Feud

By NTK Staff | 10.17.2017 @3:00pm
Trump, McCain Reopen Feud

After John McCain threw a subtle jab at the president's support for nationalism in a speech on Monday night, President Trump said: "at some point I fight back."

The long-running feud between President Trump and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) restarted on Monday after McCain threw a subtle jab at the president for his support of nationalism.

In a speech accepting the 2017 Liberty Medal, McCain championed America’s role in global affairs and denounced “half-baked, spurious nationalism.”

To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain “the last best hope of earth” for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.

Two former political rivals of McCain, from opposite sides of the aisle, praised the senior senator and his speech in tweets:

President Trump, meanwhile, did not take kindly to McCain’s speech.

From CBS News:

“People have to be careful because at some point I fight back,” Mr. Trump told WMAL radio talk show host Chris Plante in an interview Tuesday morning. “You know, I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty.”

The Trump-McCain feud first took off when Trump, as a candidate in 2015, said McCain, who was a prisoner of war (POW) for almost six years during the Vietnam War, said McCain is not a war hero because he was captured.

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