A new leak from Democratic Senator and long-shot presidential challenger Amy Klobuchar revealed John McCain’s early betrayal of Trump.
Amy, desperate to save her flailing career, tried to do so by revealing what John McCain was mumbling during Trump’s inauguration speech. Of course, he was trashing him from day 1.
From The Daily Caller: Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar told rally attendees at a Saturday campaign stop that the late Sen. John McCain “kept reciting” the names of dictators during President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech.
The Minnesota senator told a group of around 200 supporters at Jasper Winery in Des Moines, Iowa, that she sat next to McCain and Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during Trump’s inauguration.
“I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation,” she said, according to HuffPost. “He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.”
Klobuchar “regularly mentions her friendship with McCain” on the campaign trail, HuffPost reported.
From The Huffington Post: Sen. John McCain repeatedly compared President Donald Trump to a dictator during Trump’s inaugural address, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic White House contender and friend of the late Arizonan, told a crowd of voters here.
Klobuchar, speaking to a crowd of more than 200 at Jasper’s Winery, said she sat next to McCain, one of Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the inaugural address, which became known for its blunt expression of Trump’s authoritarian populism and invocations of “American carnage.”
McCain and Trump feuded frequently during the president’s first 18 months in office, and the president has continued to attack McCain since the senator’s death last August. McCain refused to endorse Trump during the 2016 campaign, and later attacked his approach to politics as a “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”