No one can doubt the extraordinary courage, character and loyalty that John McCain showed while a captive in Vietnam.
The stories from his fellow POWs and captors are well-known and he deserves all of the credit he has received. Unfortunately the rest of his service and political life have been a dumpster fire of incompetence, dishonesty, viciousness and ego that has become the stuff of DC legend.
It has appeared all year that it had all finally caught up to John McCain as polls of the upcoming Arizona Republican primary and general senate election began to trickle out.
IF McCain survives the primary against TEA Partier Kelli Ward, no sure bet, he faces a tough re-election against Democrat Representative Anne Kirkpatrick.
It is in this context that Senator Dumpster Fire got caught telling some of his well-healed DC insider donors that his election problems are all the fault of…Donald Trump.
Politico has the scoop…
Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters.
“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I’ve never seen in 30 years.”