Senator John McCain spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer this afternoon about how encouraged he is by the airstrikes in Syria last night.
Blitzer asked him at one point, “Are we seeing a new Donald Trump? Because during his private years, during the campaign, during the transition, even early on in his presidency, he was always trying to make very, very nice to the Russians, and all of a sudden he goes in there last night with these Tomahawk cruise missiles and it could be––at least by proxy or indirectly––an attack on the Russians themselves.”
McCain responded, “There’s a great deal of difference, as you know, between a candidate without the responsibility and the awesome responsibility of the President of the United States.”
He recalled the conversation he had with the president and said he’s clearly viewing the matter in a “more somber way.”
The Arizona senator also repeated his criticism of how Barack Obama didn’t act on Syria. On Wednesday, McCain said that the atrocities there are a legacy of Obama’s.
Watch above, via CNN.
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