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Ret. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Trump’s Attacks on McCain a ‘Classic Case of Male Fears of Inadequacy’

Ret. Lt. Col. and former Fox News analyst Ralph Peters told Anderson Cooper tonight that President Donald Trump‘s attacks on John McCain are “a classic case of male fears of inadequacy.”

“It goes along perfectly with his life-long obsession with having women on his arm that look like teenage boys’ fantasies,” Peters continued. “He wants to show us all how tough he is, but he’s not tough. He’s a draft dodger and he appears to be a physical coward with a big mouth.”

Trump blasted McCain over the weekend in response to coverage of the late senator’s role in disseminating the infamous dossier. He trashed McCain several times, including today, when he said of McCain’s now-infamous health care vote, “I think that’s disgraceful. I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”

Peters called Trump “shameful” and “obscene” and “disgraceful,” saying, “This man is the President of the United States, and the best he can do with his time is watch Fox News and tweet? I mean, future historians, future citizens are going to look back at this interval in our history and be utterly appalled and disgusted.”

He also expressed some concern about these comments Trump made to Breitbart: “You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad. But the left plays it cuter and tougher.”

Peters said he was “infuriated” by that and that it was “an insult to our military.”

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