In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Sen. John McCain was aggressive in his thoughts on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meeting with President Donald Trump.
“He had no business in the Oval Office,” McCain said. “If there’s a President to Putin engagement in a meeting, I think that’s under the right circumstances that might be okay but not this stooge Lavrov who is nothing but a propagandist.”
Earlier in the interview, McCain noted how astounding it was hearing the “real nutjob” description Trump had given fired FBI Director James Corney.
“I don’t know how to read it, except that, I’m almost speechless because I don’t know why someone would say something like that,” Mccain said.
He then went on to express his concern of a meeting with Lavrov.
“But I know this, Mr. Lavrov is the stooge of a thug and a murderer who used Russian precision weapons to strike hospitals in Aleppo, who’s committed human rights violations all over the place, has invaded Ukraine, has taken Crimea, has acted in the most thuggish and outrageous fashion.”
McCain had positive words for Trump’s first trip abroad.
“I think his trip so far has been excellent,” McCain said. “I think our traditional friends there are encouraged because of the very strained, if not estranged, relations between the previous administration.
“There’s no doubt that if we’re going to impede the Iranians continued efforts to exert significant strength in the region that this is an important step forward.”
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