Explosion In DC As Trump Crosses Red Line With John McCain

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As a POW survivor, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) has first-hand knowledge of what happens when a nation’s leaders have absolute power. His experience probably contributed to his outrage at Pres. Donald Trump’s congratulatory call to newly re-elected Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

Here is Trump announcing the fact that he called Putin to congratulate him.

Here is a screengrab of McCain’s statement, via his Senate website.

His daughter, co-host of The View and an analyst at ABC Politics, weighed in, invoking democracy and the ever-lying White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

As it turns out, Trump’s own staff told him not to congratulate Putin on his win.

Trump has disrespected McCain and his sacrifices on multiple occasions, so this is nothing new.

We have actual photographic historical evidence of John McCain’s capture when his plane was shot down. His survival and his triumph transcends politics, and his opinion of what constitutes democracy is certainly more valuable (and factual) that than of Donald Trump.

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John McCain (centre) surrounded by Hanoi residents in Truc Bach Lake after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War, Oct. 26, 1967.
Veterans History Project/Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

 

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McCain is administered to in a Hanoi hospital as a prisoner of war in the fall of in this 1967 photo. “I faced in Vietnam, at times, very real threats to life and limb,” McCain once said.

John McCain’s release as a POW

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McCain, in front

 

Clark Air Base, Philippines, March, 1973: Lt. Cmdr. John S. McCain III steps down from a plane that brought him back to freedom after 5½ years in a North Vietnamese prison.

McCain in a meeting of what it should look like when a U.S. president greets a soldier

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McCain is greeted by then-President Richard Nixon in Washington during the spring of 1973 after his release.

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