Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has never been Donald Trump’s biggest fan. Besides the obvious and never-ending scandals and general buffoonery, Trump insulted Senator McCain during the 2016 presidential campaign by suggesting that McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam war, is not a hero because he was captured. McCain did not vote for Trump, and spoke out against his candidacy forcefully after the Access Hollywood “grab ’em by the pussy” tape was released.
Further, McCain delivered a fiery speech overseas that was nothing more than a swipe at Trump without mentioning the orange one’s name and everything he stands for. Now, it seems that McCain, who has a very deadly form of brain cancer, is speaking out against Trump again — this time in a book.
Called “The Restless Wave,” publishers Simon & Schuster promise that the book will “share [McCain’s] experiences during the divisive 2016 election and his no-holds-barred opinions on the current developments coming out of Washington.”
The book will chronicle McCain’s rise to the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, his defeat at the hands of America’s first Black president, Barack Obama, and his time as a Senator while President Obama was in the White House. Further, the book promises to be one humdinger of a tome on how McCain really feels about Trump, his feelings on the administration, and, most of all, his time as a Senator from 2008 until the present and the current state of the American union.
Now, I do not agree with John McCain on much. I am a staunch progressive, while he is a staunch conservative. However, I can respect that, despite our political differences, he is an American hero and an honorable man who has served his country with the utmost dignity. That is deserving of respect. Further, he has not hesitated to rebuke Trump, and stood firm in his refusal to endorse Trump’s more dangerous instincts and actions. That is all I can ask for in a United States Senator and war hero from the other side of the aisle.
This book will definitely prove to be popcorn-worthy, and will be another chapter in the Trump-McCain feud.
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