Say what you will about Sen. John McCain — but the man sure knows how to throw a temper tantrum.
In an interview with Esquire that’s bound to go down in history as classic, McCain dropped the f-bomb in reference to Hillary Clinton, and slammed President Donald Trump as lacking in “principles and beliefs.”
That was the warm-up.
On Clinton’s post-election book, aptly titled, “What Happened,” McCain said, Mediaite noted: “What’s the f—ing point? Keep the fight up? History will judge that campaign and it’s always a period of time before they do. You’ve got to move on. This is Hillary’s problem right now: She doesn’t have anything to do.”
His words on Trump weren’t much softer — or subtler.
“I don’t agree with the way he’s conducting his presidency, obviously,” McCain said.
But do tell why.
“He’s an individual that unfortunately is not anchored by a set of principles,” McCain said, the Hill noted. “I think he’s a person who takes advantage of situations.”
Like McCain himself does, when the left-leaning media taps him for the so-called “Republican” perspective?
He didn’t say.
Must have been implied.
But wait; there’s more on Trump.
While admitting the president may be “successful” as a builder and entrepreneur, McCain added: “But I don’t think he has the fundamental underpinnings of principles and beliefs. I don’t think there was any doubt about his views toward me.”
Here’s the punch line … wait for it … wait for it …
“But I’m a loyal Republican,” McCain said.
And by Republican, surely he meant Democrat.
But McCain didn’t say.
He didn’t have to. For anyone who knows McCain or his political record — it was implied.
First appeared at The Washington Times.