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As Much As Trump Complains, McCain Reminds Him That He's Seen Worse

Some political pundits have pointed out it seems like the worse things get for the floundering Trump White House, the more bombastic, insecure, and defensive the president becomes. Not trusting his PR staff to do its job, these days Trump is constantly making hyperbolic statements or posting tweets about how he is misunderstood or how he being maligned in the press.

Related to this, poking fun at President Trump for always complaining about how poorly he's being treated by everyone, Sen. John McCain - a Vietnam War POW - quipped in an interview on MSNBC that he's had it "worse."

Keep in mind that McCain was captured and held by the Viet Cong for several years. He suffered many months of torture and physical abuse at the hands of his captors but went back to visit Vietnam years later and met some of the guards at his prison camp. In an amazingly display of character and humility, McCain told the men he holds no grudges despite the pain they inflicted on him.

The Arizona Republican took a swipe at Trump after the president’s ridiculously self-pitying remarks to graduates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The Donald made the defensive and obviously untrue claim that "no politician in history… has been treated worse or more unfairly," regarding the ongoing investigations into him and his administration.

"President Trump is still trying to make this a divisive political issue, saying it's a personal attack and that no one has ever been treated as unfairly," panelist David Ignatius of the Washington Post commented regarding Trump’s bizarre claim.

Ignatius then asked McCain: "What can you do as a Republican senator with your colleagues to prevent this from being as bitterly polarizing as it seems the president would like to make it?"

McCain responded immediately: "Well, David, first of all, I have been worse treated than President Trump has, so let's make sure that we know about that.”

The no-nonsense Vietnam vet’s quip caught the panel by surprise, but everyone got a good laugh a McCain’s witty repartee.

Source: NewsMax
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