John McCain: U.S. Leadership Was Better Under Obama

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) bashed President Donald Trump‘s foreign policy by comparing him to former President Barack Obama.

Trump’s public criticism of Khan, less than 24 hours after three knife-wielding attackers left eight people dead and dozens more wounded in London last week, drew rebukes from politicians across the political spectrum. Trump used the episode to defend his controversial travel ban on refugees and immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, before turning his Twitter fusillades on Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a major western European city.


Senator John McCain, a prominent Republican voice on foreign policy, was visibly irked when asked by the Guardian what message Trump had sent to the United Kingdom, one of America’s most enduring allies.

“What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain said, adding: “They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica.”

When McCain was asked if America’s standing around the world was better under Obama, McCain answered, “As far as American leadership is concerned, yes.”

Last year, he gave Obama’s policy an “F” grade. But McCain has increasingly found himself more allied with Democrats since losing the 2016 Presidential nomination to Donald Trump.

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