She detailed her experiences overseas and how she witnessed the effects of Trump’s decisions on other countries.
“I was overseas at least once a month, if not more. I’d watch the demise of respect of our country around the globe, watch us leave our allies on the battlefield, watch us throw away our treaties, etc.,” McCain told The Washington Post on Tuesday.
“You say, ‘Well, we’re better than that.’ But finally, there comes a time when there’s no explanation anymore, and that was very much the case with me. There were so many people like my husband and so many millions of other people who served so nobly. And then to have it tossed away by someone who I don’t believe really understands what it means to serve.”
McCain mentioned a report published by The Atlantic that alleges the president called American soldiers who lost their lives “losers” and “suckers.”
“I thought, ‘My God, how could somebody say something like this about our young people who are willing to fight and die for this country without being asked?’” McCain said.
She continued, “And somehow he thought that they were losers and suckers. And I’d listened to the rants against the Gold Star families, and each blow was a little worse than the last. That was all it took for me.”
Trump has denied the report.
McCain praised President-elect Joe Biden (D), “Joe has great empathy, he has great leadership skills, he abhors incivility. He’s just someone who really believes in what’s so great about this country.”
Biden received her endorsement back in September, as IJR previously reported.
McCain noted Trump’s attacks on her husband “probably didn’t help” the president gather votes in Arizona.
“I need to be clear that when John was alive, when a lot of this was going on, he laughed it off as something that was just ridiculous,” she said.
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