John McCain made another anti-Trump speech, attacking the President’s use of the phrase ‘America First’. However there is one major problem with his speech. While McCain ran for President in 2008, his slogan was ‘Country First’. Does he think we all just forgot about that?
“We are asleep to the necessity of our leadership, and to the opportunities and real dangers of this world. We are asleep in our echo chambers, where our views are always affirmed and information that contradicts them is always fake. We are asleep in our polarized politics, which exaggerates our differences, looks for scapegoats instead of answers,” started McCain.
“We have to fight against propaganda and crackpot conspiracy theories. We have to fight isolationism, protectionism, and nativism. We have to defeat those who would worsen our divisions,” he said.
“We have to remind our sons and daughters that we became the most powerful nation on earth by tearing down walls, not building them,” he said. Is this a jab at President Trump’s border wall?
He then talked against ‘America First’ by bring up World War 2. He said that American statesmen knew “that tyranny is always a threat to peace” and that “there could be no more isolationism, no more tired resignation — no more ‘America First,’” said McCain. Why did he run as ‘Country First’ in 2008? Is he just insulting Trump in order to be popular and win media points? Check out the video below.