The outspoken and brave truth as spoken by Senator McCain.
On July 16, 2018, Niels Lesniewski of Roll Call shared Senator McCain’s statement in response to the republican President Donald Trump actions at the Helsinki summit.
Here’s the statement from the article, ‘Pathetic Rout,’ ‘Tragic Mistake’ and ‘Painful’ — John McCain Holds Little Back in Describing Helsinki
Senate Armed Services chairman lets loose blistering critique of Trump and Putin meeting
The full statement from McCain appears below:
“Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake. “President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to…
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