McCain Sends Message to US Allies: ‘Americans Stand With You’ Even if Trump Doesn’t
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent a strong message to America’s allies on Saturday night: America stands with them, even if President Donald Trump does not.
“To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values. Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t,” the ailing Senator tweeted out.
To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values. Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) June 10, 2018
McCain’s tweet was in response to Trump’s earlier tweets, lambasting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and threatening to back out of the United States’ endorsement of the G7 Summit Communique, essentially unraveling all the goodwill and gains gained during the Canadian summit.
Those tweets seemed to be prompted by anger over Trudeau’s press conference on Saturday, saying he would with “absolute certainty” impose retaliatory tariffs on the United States.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will with "absolute certainty" impose retaliatory measures on July 1 to answer US President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum: "We will not be pushed around" https://t.co/p42wWP6KlK pic.twitter.com/7NGS4xkqzL
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 9, 2018
Trudeau eventually responded to Trump’s angry tweets by insisting the Prime Minister didn’t say anything “he hasn’t said before — both in public, and in private conversations with the President.”
Statement from the Prime Minister’s Office:
We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the #G7 summit.
The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public, and in private conversations with the President.
— Cameron Ahmad (@CameronAhmad) June 9, 2018
As of Saturday night, Trump, who is on his way to Singapore, has not commented further on his threats about refusing to endorse the Communique. He has also not yet responded to McCain’s comments.
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