McCain Tells European Elite Trump "Administration Is In Disarray"

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It's one thing for Democrats or members of the "establishment" to bash Trump in public, however when members of his own party lash out, it may be time to get concerned, even if the person responsible happens to be a know critic of the president.

Breaking with conventional protocol, and failing to deliver the message of reassurance that U.S. officials visiting Germany sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, republican senator John McCain said on Friday that Trump's administration was in "disarray". McCain told the Munich Security Conference, where earlier in the day Germany defense minister Ursula can der Leyen warned Trump to stop threatening the EU, abandoning Western values and seeking close ties with Russia, that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington.

"I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray and they've got a lot of work to do," said McCain who added that "the president, I think, makes statements (and) on other occasions contradicts himself. So we've learned to watch what the president does as opposed to what he says," he said.

This is the same John McCain who earlier in the week was recorded in a prank phone call, in which two Russian hackers got the bellicore Senator to divulge key aspects of US strategy vis-a-vis Ukraine and Russia.

As discussed earlier, the debut trip to Europe of Trump's Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to a meeting of G20 counterparts in Bonn, went some way to assuaging concerns as they both took a more traditional U.S. position. But, as Reuters notes, Trump is wrestling with a growing controversy at home about potential ties between his aides and Russia, which he dismissed on Thursday as a "ruse" and "scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media.

And yet, until the sudden and unexpected statement by McCain, things were going smoothly: Mattis made clear to allies, both at NATO in Brussels and in Munich, that the United States would not retreat from leadership as the European continent grapples with an assertive Russia, wars in eastern and southern Mediterranean countries, and attacks by Islamist militants. Mattis told a crowd that included heads of state and more than 70 defense ministers that Trump backed NATO. "President Trump came into office and has thrown now his full support to NATO. He too espouses NATO's need to adapt to today's strategic situation for it to remain credible, capable, and relevant," Mattis said.

Remarks to be delivered by Vice President Mike Pence at the Munich conference on Saturday reveal a similar message of reassurance. Pence will say that Europe is an "indispensable partner" for the United States, a senior White House foreign policy adviser told reporters.

Unfortunately, when a diplomatic mission can not even deliver a united front, it will be for nothing:

The Europeans may need more persuading that Washington stands with it on a range of security issues.

 

"There is still a lot of uncertainty," Sebastian Kurz, Austria's foreign minister, told reporters. "The big topic in Munich is looking to the USA to see which developments to expect next."

If Europeans really want clarity about what to expect next, they may want to look away from the US for the time being.

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Seek_Truth's picture

McCain needs to be arrested, tried, and hung for treason!

vato poco's picture

eat a dick, McCain. Daddy ain't here to sweep your shit under the rug anymore, you doddering old scumbucket.

HockeyFool's picture

Hey McStain, the election is over, You lost

yovatti's picture
yovatti (not verified) HockeyFool Feb 17, 2017 7:54 PM

McCain rocks, and Trump is scum.

 

 

localsavage's picture

I don't think John is choosing his enemies wisely.

Syrin's picture

I look foward to Trump turning his guns on these liberal republican fuckheads.

Francis Marx's picture

Guns? There will be a civil war in the not distant future with the libtards. Its written.  I hope every Trump supporter is well armed and their magazines loaded.

johngaltfla's picture

This from an asshole who enjoyed receiving anal from the Viet Cong while he ratted out his cellmates so they could be tortured to death.

John McCain is the ultimate definition of the word "traitor."

nope-1004's picture

 

 

"John McCain a hero?  My idea of a war hero is someone who actually doesn't get caught by the enemy."

 

- DT

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wanglee (not verified) nope-1004 Feb 17, 2017 10:21 PM

Not only democrats rigged Primary to elect Clinton as presidential candidate last year even though she has poor judgement (violating government cyber security policy) and is incompetent (her email server was not secured) when she was the Secretary of State, and was revealed to be corrupt by Bernie Sanders during the Primary, but also democrats encourage illegal immigration, discourage work, and “conned” young voters with free college/food/housing/health care/Obama phone.

However middle/working class used their common senses voting against Clinton last November. Although I have not been a republican and didn’t vote in primary but I voted for Trump and those Republicans who supported Trump in last November since I am not impressed with the “integrity” and “judgement” of democrats, Anti-Trump protesters, Anti-Trump republicans (such as McCain), and media who donated/endorsed Clinton during presidential election and they’ll work for globalist, the super rich, who moved jobs overseas for cheap labor and demanded middle/working class to pay tax to support welfare of illegal aliens and refugees who will be globalist’s voters.

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The_Juggernaut's picture

List of things John McCain has touched that didn't turn to shit:

 

 

 

Mister Ponzi's picture

Why can't he just get on a plane with Sen Graham and George Soros and illegally enter North Korean airspace?

fleur de lis's picture

John McCain is over-confident and talking too much.

He is a loose cannon. 

It is very likely that he is one of the moles abusing information to attack Trump.

He is a double crossing rat.

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mind reset (not verified) fleur de lis Feb 18, 2017 6:29 AM

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fleur de lis's picture

What does that have to do with traitor McCain?

Do you work for McCain?

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turnball the banker (not verified) xythras Feb 17, 2017 8:46 PM

Is it true McCain set off the explosion on the aicraft carrier that killed 160 sailors?

The Saint's picture

No.  But that doesn't mean he shouldn't retire or be retired.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_USS_Forrestal_fire

 

Vatican_cameo's picture

 

I don't trust Wiki anymore than I trust Snopes (which is never).

The Gun Is Good's picture

Exactly. Wiki-shittia is useless (always calls controversial realities / facts "conspiracy theories"), and Snopes is statist / corporatocracy / deep state BULLSHIT.

(Anyone who thinks Snopes is go-to for reality should just keep on watching fake media TV / enjoying their MSM and please STFU.)

McWetstart fried those personnel. It is true. Plenty of witnesses with reliable memories, and his sudden reassignment speaks volumes, too.

Now he is behaving like an outright traitor, betraying his own precious government by talking shit to foreigners about the chief executive. Man, fuck this guy. He needs to be pushing up weeds from a FEMA coffin, shared with Linds-Gay Graham. 

musimann's picture

Not a very good source there. I've read numerous reports from Vets that were there on the Forrestal.

musimann's picture

Some who served on the Forrestal say it is true. Hard to prove at this date. It is likely. We know they flew him off the ship fast. To save his sorry ass. Other salient points. McCain was a horrible officer. I'd like to read his fit reps. Fitness reports. Every officer gets them. He cheated on his wife and was a constant drunk. He did crash 5 planes. Last one was his shoot down. Probably not his fault. He is no hero. He is a black ace (lost 5 planes). Also I should add that the number of planes shot down after McCain was captured went up by a huge number. Planes shot down, pilots captured etc. Many believe McCain turned over the package routes. So the NVA sent up guns and missiles along the routes. They all had to be changed.

strannick's picture

McSatan trying to beat the wardrums on behalf of his Ratheon backers. So old, yet still so eevil

gatorengineer's picture

Ratheon is just a division of Soros Inc....

not dead yet's picture

Remember the pictures of McStain and the ISIS boys? The Voltaire Network published a picture of him sitting in the same room as terror head Al Baghdadi. Then we have pictures of him in Ukraine with Yats, Porky, the head of the neo nazi Svoboda party, and Miss Viki too months before the coup. Some claim McShame was really Obama's bitch doing his bidding to drum up terrorist support for Obama's policies.

fleur de lis's picture

McCain is just the obnoxious big mouth for a traitorous web.

His handlers should be found and spoken to. 

Mountainview's picture

What kind of elite listens to McC..? He is usually forced on a captive audience.

tmosley's picture

"however when members of his own party lash out, it may be time to get concerned"

Oh look, it's retarded anti-Trump Tyler.

847328_3527's picture

His mental disease does not prevent him from taking a cheap shot at our president. He should be arrested for sedition. Plain and simple. AZ should initiate impeachment proceedings or Congress.

 

He'll fuck over his own grandma for the MIC and more bloodshed overseas.

wren's picture

Shut up McCain, in the pocket of Big Oil. You are war loving trash. I can't wait to see you prosecuted!

Got The Wrong No's picture

I bet that he will be implicated in the Pedophilia Shit. He is one creepy slim ball. 

Offthebeach's picture

I am very, very happy with what McCain said. It was the real deal, from the heart McCain. So, McCain being so unerring wrong his whole life, what he truly said, we can bet the reverse is actually happining. Nice.

McCain is a loser. Always. Vietnam, Savings and Loans, TBTF, Gang of Eight. Where ever he goes, loss and ruin follow. He's the canary of doom in the coal mine.

BabaLooey's picture

Ya gotta wonder....................about those ARIZONIANS..............

.............that actually voted for this piece of shit.

There had to be some....................

Was the Dem. challenger that fucking bad out there?

Because fuck..................he actually said that...of a President of his own party..............?

Treasonous fuck................including a stupid, vindictive fuck.............

Fuck You John.

SoDamnMad's picture

John never did anything "wisely".

Trump is correct on demanding Europe pay it's fair share to NATO.  Many countries have very small armies which are almost all commited to NATO and that is it.  We are expected to prepare for trouble on all continents, offer our services for all disasters world-wide (ships, aircraft, men and women. 

I just read on ZH that Norway's army is a battalion of 600. And we sent 300 Marines to train with them. Who pays for this. Is it US?

Same with some of the Baltic States. No air force besides a few twin turbo-prop transport and a few helicopters (MI-8s old models). No navy. No armored force, few AAA missiles or AT systems. No modern field artillery.  Going to conscripts; train and then retrain the new crop.

I would love to see what our USD share of the air policing of the region is out of Siauliu, Lithuania. 

 

HowdyDoody's picture

"We are expected to prepare trouble on all continents."

TFTFY

NATO = North American Terrorist Organization

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) yovatti Feb 17, 2017 7:56 PM

You're SCUM

vato poco's picture

McCain sucks Soros', your employer, dick, you astroturf troll

Danedog's picture

McCain for Leavenworth or a nursing home.

Zorba's idea's picture

What do you get when you combine a an old geezer with a loose missile?  A messy deck!  Yogotti?

musimann's picture

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/07/18/trump-right-about-hanoi-john-mcc...

"According to sources, it was John McCain that fired the rocket that caused the Forrestal incident, the most serious disaster on an American ship. Stories make him out to be a “hero” and an “unnamed” total idiot is blamed. McCain is said to be that idiot with his daddy running cover for him. Thus far, Jane Fonda has never attacked one of our ships. We will be taking a look at both McCain and Fonda and try to verify claims. Perhaps they could have a contest to see who killed the most Americans. No tally as to how many pilots were shot down using intel McCain admits givint the North Vietnamese has been made. The Forrestal incident may be a huge coverup in itself."

Don't think much of VeteransToday but they printed this article because McCain is a Republican and its OK to beat up Repubs over there.

neutrino3's picture

He suddenly started to rock in suburbs. Down town is too hot for his Song?

TeamDepends's picture

According to Alinsky politics is war, so we are at war and can take McLame POW. A little waterboarding Johnny, for the children.

Croesus's picture

This world cannot possibly be rid of this piece of shit fast enough.

If I had to write a list of people I hate most, McStain would either be #1, or #2.

PacOps's picture

Now I am old and lacking on the new ways but what ever happened to rant pollitically all you want within the territorial U.S. but respectectfully STFU when overseas.

Did I miss something when it changed?

How do we spell respect? Or the lack of? Volumes about character.

jcaz's picture

Paw-paw is off his meds and wandered away again.....

Give away any more Top Secret info to Russians again this week, John?

 

walküre's picture

DJT is draining the swamp. The creatures are squaking back. This new President is growing on me after all.