John McCain called president Trump “poorly informed,” “impulsive,” questioning whether he knows how the government works.
McCain outlived reelection, and looked really prepared to repeat his shameful step when the Republican Senate took up healthcare reform in July with a truly despicable bill.
McCain voted to advance the bill to debate, but he ultimately torpedoed the bill in dramatic fashion. This was a small redemption for the veteran senator.
McCain is saying that the president does not know how the government functions or how a president himself —is required to run the county.
Even more, he discovers a crucial issue with Trump: that because he has no understanding or regard for the Constitution or the functions of democratic government, he finds the federal government is organized like the Trump Organization.
“A PRESIDENT WHO HAS NO EXPERIENCE OF PUBLIC OFFICE, IS OFTEN POORLY INFORMED AND CAN BE IMPULSIVE IN HIS SPEECH AND CONDUCT.” he says
On the other hand, Republicans repeatedly threatened to shut down the government or refuse to raise the debt ceiling—a move that questions the full faith and credit of the United States government—to try to torpedo Obamacare when they didn’t have the votes to overturn a presidential veto.
It is John McCain’s party—the Republican Party—that broke the American democracy. But still the only time “Republican” appears in the piece is in the Washington Post editor’s italicized note at the top offering background on the author.
Until McCain and his colleagues realize that their party is broken, that it produced Trump for a reason, and that the country cannot be fixed until one of its two major political parties gets fixed , we will be in this mess in the near future, regardless of who our leader is.