After Being "Aggressively Courted," Cindy McCain Accepts Role In The Trump Administration

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has not been shy about offering up criticism on the Trump administration, but he may want to choose his words a little more carefully moving forward - at least when it comes to the State Department. That’s because his wife, Cindy McCain, has agreed to take on a position in the department. As Yahoo shares, sources indicate that President Donald Trump "aggressively courted" her to accept the role.

During last year’s presidential election cycle, Sen. McCain publicly withdrew his support for Trump in the wake of the release of the infamous Access Hollywood tapes. On those tapes, Trump was caught on a hot mic engaging in a lewd conversation with host Billy Bush. The controversy eventually died down, but it represented a real threat to completely derail his candidacy.

"Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy," McCain said in a statement at the time.

Trump has also thrown some barbs in McCain’s direction, going so far as to question the veteran politician’s status as a hero for his service in the Vietnam War. Those remarks didn’t sit too well with Cindy, who referred to them as "shallow and stupid" in a subsequent interview.

Now that Trump is in office, Sen. McCain has not completely dialed back his opposition to Trump. In fact, he’s one of the most vocal critics of the president on the GOP side.

“I think we’ve seen this movie before,” he said during one interview. “I think it’s reaching a point where it’s of 'Watergate size and scale,' and a couple of other scandals that you and I have seen. It’s a centipede that the shoe continues to drop.”

Nonetheless, the president has had the couple to the White House for dinner, but sources indicate there was a specific reason for that.

“When [President Trump] sat down and ate with [John] McCain, it was always really to meet with the other McCain,” a source claims.

Cindy has extensive experience working on global humanitarian issues, and First Daughter Ivanka Trump was said to be thoroughly impressed with her when they met at an anti-human trafficking event at the White House. Whether that played a role in Trump’s courting of her or not is unclear, but let’s just say it probably didn’t hurt. Sources indicate her potential title is a "US ambassador-at-large for human rights."

As for the overall Trump-McCain dynamic, we’ll have to wait and see how that continues to evolve. McCain has never been shy about speaking up when things don’t seem right to him, and that’s a good quality to have when you’re a politician. However, there’s also plenty to be said for letting the facts guide your statements without jumping into hyperbole. References to a Watergate-like scandal without any concrete facts being presented is a bad look - whether you’re on the left or the right.

Source: Yahoo News
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