John McCain recites the names of dictators at the inauguration of Trump, said the senator.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Senator John McCain has repeatedly likened President Donald Trump to a dictator during the president’s opening speech, said to the crowd of Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democratic nomination candidate in 2020 and friend of the late Arizonan. the voters here.
Klobuchar, in front of a crowd of over 200 at Jasper’s Winery, said he was sitting next to McCain, one of Trump’s most virulent Republican critics, and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). He became known for his direct expression of Trump’s authoritarian populism and his invocations of “American carnage”.
“I sat on the stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain recited the names of the dictators during this speech, because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation” , did he declare. “He understood it, I knew it because I knew that man more than any of us.
McCain and Trump frequently fought for the first 18 months in the president’s office. Trump has continued to attack McCain since the senator’s death in August 2018. McCain refused to support Trump during the campaign. approach to politics as “means” Spooky nationalism, prepared by people who would rather find scapegoats to solve problems “.
Trump, meanwhile, attacked McCain for his vote to eliminate a bill to abolish Obamacare in the Senate and criticized him for being caught as a fighter pilot in Vietnam. “I like people who have not been captured,” he said in his candidacy for the presidency.
McCain was criticized by some Democrats for not opposing politics and appointing a president he criticized frequently, but Klobuchar and other Democratic senators praised him as a Republican with whom they could work. an increasingly senatorial Senate. Partisan Klobuchar regularly mentions his friendship with McCain during his speech on the stump.