Saturday, March 25, 2017

U.S. Senator John McCain: I’ve Yet to Meet President Trump


Daily Beast: McCain: I’ve Yet to Meet President Trump Since He Took Office

BRUSSELS—Republican Senator John McCain revealed he hasn’t met the President Donald Trump in person since he took office, and he urged Trump to reach out to his opponents—Democratic and otherwise—ala Ronald Reagan if he wants to repeal Obamacare.

“Do some outreach. Get to know some of these Democratic leaders,” he said. “You can find common ground.” McCain said he’d met Trump “some years ago” when he was a businessman, but had not met him since. McCain said he did speak “almost daily” to National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, however.

“He doesn’t seem to be that upset that he’s not talking to him,” said German Marshall Fund’s Derek Chollet, a former Obama Pentagon official. “He’s trying to run U.S. defense policy through Mattis and effectively ignore Trump.”

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Update: McCain: World 'cries out' for US and EU leadership (EU Observer)

WNU Editor: That relationship (Trump - McCain) .... as insignificant as it was .... got burned during the Republican primaries. And while I am sure that they will meet one day, it will be because it will be in their mutual interest to do so.


Aizino Smith said...

John McCain should get over himself.

John McCain is 80.

He his outlived his life expectancy. Perhaps he has not given that he comes from the upper socio-economic class. I expect him to live to 88 give or take 3 years.
Granted that is not much of prediction.

McCain just was reelected. He will be senator until he is 85 God willing.

Will he run for re-election?
Will he die if old age or disease like Ted Kennedy?
Will he make inarticulate guttural growls like Tedddy, because his brain is fritzed out?

Did the founders intend for rich cats to aspire to office and to live out all their days in said office?

Anonymous said...

You just have no class @AS

fred lapides said...

Our founders: they did allow for slavery and some 10 president owned slaves either in office or when not in office. And yes: most of the early ones were very rich.

as for age: I am going on 87 and resent your stupid remarks about babbling etc. Your offensive remarks are out of place

fred lapides said...

I had at one time been very friendly as a professor with our college dean. He handed in his resignation some few months after a new president took over. She asked him why he was leaving and that she had just met him. He said: I am leaving because of that. You are the president for two months and you have yet to meet a dean of the largest college in the university. Bye.

Aizino Smith said...


Your second post made no sense. Perhaps you might want to rewrite your post. Perhaps, you will let us in on who was the evil doer in your little story. Was it the dean or the president.

I will talk most any way I want to talk about Juan McShame, a public figure.

He is a little man of small intelligence. He was near the bottom of his graduating class. He probably would not have been admitted to the academy if it had not been for his grandfather. One wonders if his low grades were given to him. That is was he given C instead of Ds or Fs because his grandfather was prominent in the naval establishment.

McShame is lucky that he did not end up like the Aviano pilots that killed the people in the cable car in Italy. McCain certainly hot dogged it and brought back his plane damaged.

McShame ditched his faithful wife for a rich socialite.

McShame should be playing golf somewhere and sight seeing on a 5 year vacay. Instead he seems intent on pulling a Teddy Kennedy and dying in office of disease or old age.

In McShame's case I am not sure the elevator went all the way to the top. He certainly has not become any smarter with age. By the time he is 85 he will be a complete parody like Kennedy, Leaky Leahy or Bernie.

Aizino Smith said...

I doubt Fast Freddie would give his life to end slavery in America if her had been 20 in 1776 or 1783.

If the constitution had not been ratified, slavery would still have existed another 24 years at least and maybe longer.

If England had gotten the south back, then all the abolitionists in England probably would have been pissing in the wind.

Slavery would have died out until Eli Whitney came along. After his invention cotton exports went up by a factor of 4.

Certainly none of the African kings stopped exporting slaves. It was too profitable for them.

fred lapides said...

My Dean friend left because his new president did not have enough sense to meet her deans after being in office for two months. McCain has yet to meet the new president, a member of his own party

as for slavery: I can not say what i would have done since I was not there at that time, but, since I am from New England, I would hope I had identified with the abolition movement.

as for African kings exporting slaves, they were not alone, and Arab raiders kidnapped people and sold them into slavery. But there would have been no market if Whites in America were not in the business of buying them.
There is no indication that slavery would have gone away but for the Eli Whitney gin...with this new invention:
With Eli Whitney's invention, cotton lint could be produced quickly and efficiently at up to 50 pounds per day. Plantation owners found they needed more slaves in the field to meet the increased ability of the gin.

Aizino Smith said...

1) Meeting McCain would merely being putting a check mark in a box.

Even if he did meet McCain, there would still be voluminous and piteous complaints.

Look at the Trump- Merkel meeting. The Liberal press bemoaned that Trump did not shake her hand. Then it came out that Trump had done so 3 times. It took several refutations by the alternate press before the jerks in the liberal press.

But the a-wipes in the liberal press know what they are doing. They are trying to permanently leave the impression in 2/3rds of voters mind that he did not shake hands with her an committed 'gasp' a major and unforgivable diplomatic faux pas.

McCain was the fool that had the jihadi working advising him. Why should Trump meet that jihadi loving fool?

2)As for slavery, you do not strike me as a particularly brave person. You are a NE

3) a) The market would not have started if the kings had not sold slaves.

b) If they had not been sold, they would have done what they had done before. Killed the defeated people.
You cannot have a steady supply of slaves without the African kings. An y European slavers would have quickly succumbed to African diseases. They did anyway. Slaving stations on the coast had very high mortality rates among Europeans.

c) Thomas Jefferson went broke. More plantation owners would have gone broke, if the gin had not been invented.

d) It was a black man that invented slavery in America. He went to court in Virginia to get it started.

Anonymous said...

Its a new world. An 80 year old former POW has no relevant lobbing power anymore. Just a puppet of the cold war era of nuclear escalation.

Aizino Smith said...

That McCain was a POW has no bearing other than his ill treatment by communists might have damaged his brain.

The Cold War was started by the Soviets. The U.S. quickly drew dawn their military.

There were uprisings in Hungary and Czechoslovakia. The East Germans were also unhappy.

Anon (the Lefty), if I could switch you into the body of a protester in Budapest when the Soviets crushed the revolution I would.