“The way he speaks about [refugees] is appalling, as though welfare or terrorism were the only purposes they could have in coming to our country,” McCain says in his upcoming book, “The Restless Wave,” in an excerpt that was published by NPR.
McCain, who is a vocal Trump critic, goes after the crappy president for his lies that media outlets that report critically about his administration are “fake news,” explaining that authoritarian governments in other nations have echoed that same phrase to discredit any press that isn’t sycophantic.
“His reaction to unflattering news stories, calling them ‘fake news’ whether they’re credible or not, is copied by autocrats who want to discredit and control a free press,” McCain wrote.
McCain, who was the GOP’s presidential nominee back in 2008, has been one of Trump’s strongest Republican critics in Congress.
While most of McCain’s book deals with other big issues of recent years, including the oil-grabbing Iraq War, McCain also offers a biting description of Trump.
In one part of the book, McCain admits that he is “not sure what to make of President Trump’s convictions.”
“He threatened to deliberately kill the spouses and children of terrorists, implying that an atrocity of that magnitude would show the world America’s toughness,” he wrote later.
While campaigning, Trump railed against the idea of helping refugees by letting them live in the U.S. He took advantage of fear and racism by warning that it would make the nation vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Trump skillfully used the fact that Republicans hate Muslims to gain support.
Since this psychopath became president, he has significantly reduced the number of refugees allowed into the country and he has placed a hateful racist ban on people coming from several countries — such as war-ravaged Syria — from coming into the U.S.