Well, things should be quite interesting in the McCain household after news that Cindy McCain, the wife of Arizona Senator John McCain, will accept an appointment by President Trump to join the State Department.
There have been previous reports that Trump was attempting to lure Cindy McCain, known for her humanitarian efforts, to join his administration in some capacity. The Daily Beast reports that, according to White House sources, Trump “aggressively courted her for this.” The source also noted that, “It’s a done deal now. … The president had floated several positions before—this is the one that stuck.”
Cindy McCain will reportedly be offered a role officially on Monday with a likely title of “U.S. ambassador-at-large for human rights.”
Senator McCain has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump not only during the GOP presidential primary but also during the general election when Trump was running against McCain’s good friend, Hillary Clinton. That criticism has not stopped since Trump assumed the presidency. In fact, on Sunday, McCain attacked Trump’s leadership after the president criticized the Muslim mayor of London, after the recent Islamic London Bridge attacks.
Speaking with the UK Guardian, Senator McCain said that under Trump, America no longer wants to lead and flat out said that American leadership was better under Barack Obama.
Senator John McCain, a prominent Republican voice on foreign policy, was visibly irked when asked by the Guardian what message Trump had sent to the United Kingdom, one of America’s most enduring allies.
“What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain said, while adding of the rest of the world: “They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica.”
Asked if America’s standing on the global stage was better under Barack Obama, McCain, a fervent critic of the previous administration’s foreign policy, responded: “As far as American leadership is concerned, yes.”
Will McCain continue his intense criticism of and insults towards President Trump if his wife Cindy does join the Trump administration?