Republican Senator John McCain said former president Barack Obama was a better world leader than current President Donald Trump. The Arizona senator, who is increasingly strident in his attacks against the president, made the remarks to the The Guardian, a British daily, late Sunday.
McCain said Trump’s frequent exclamations on social media have sent out a message that “America doesn’t want to lead.”
He insisted the president has left U.S. allies in a policy vacuum where they are “not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or Antarctica.”
McCain is went so far as to suggest that Obama — against whom McCain ran as the Republican presidential standard-bearer — was a better world leader than Trump, saying that America’s standing with the world was better under the Democratic president “as far as American leadership is concerned.”
Originally published by the Daily Caller.