U.S. Senator John McCain scolds Republican President Donald Trump in a new memoir, accusing him of failing to uphold U.S. values by showering praise on international “tyrants,” discrediting the media, ignoring human rights and demeaning refugees.
“Flattery secures his friendship, criticism his enmity,” said McCain, still one of the strongest voices in the Republican Party on foreign policy despite his battle with brain cancer, in “The Restless Wave,” which he co-authored with longtime aide Mark Salter.
“It is hard to know what to expect from President Trump, what’s a pose, what’s legitimate.”
Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Bill Trott