The Republican party’s anti-Trump leader John McCain, just can’t contain his disdain for our President.  Shouldn’t Republican party members and Republican lawmakers start demanding  McCain cease his embarrassing, and divisive, over-the-top attacks against our President?

And then there’s that whole hypocrisy thing with the RINO Senator…

USA Today reports that President Trump placed a congratulatory call to Vladimir Putin Tuesday, seeking to set up a meeting between the two leaders after Putin’s election to another six-year term as president of Russia.

“We will probably get together in the not-too-distant future so we can discuss arms — we can discuss the arms race,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office Tuesday as he met with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince.

Putin offered an olive branch to the West on Monday after his overwhelming re-election victory, saying he wanted to resolve differences with other countries and end the arms race.

Trump said Tuesday that Putin repeated that desire in their phone call. The arms race, Trump said, is “getting out of control, but we will never allow anybody to have anything close to what we have.”

Such post-election phone calls are a routine part of diplomacy. President Obama called the Kremlin after Putin’s election in 2012, touting the success of a “reset” in relations under former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

But lingering controversies over the legitimacy of the Putin’s election — and Putin’s role in trying to undermine U.S. elections in 2016 — led to swift denunciations of the call.

“An American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said in a statement.  

So, what about the time John McCain got caught by Wikileaks soliciting presidential campaign contributions from Russia’s U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin?

Reuters – John McCain’s U.S. presidential election campaign has solicited a financial contribution from an unlikely source — Russia’s U.N. envoy — but a McCain spokesman said on Monday it was a mistake.

In the letter, McCain urged Russia’s U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, to contribute anywhere from $35 to $5,000 to help ensure McCain’s victory over Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama, currently ahead in voter preference polls.

“If I have the honor of continuing to serve you, I make you this promise: We will always put America — her strength, her ideals, her future — before every other consideration,” McCain assured Churkin.

Moscow’s mission to the United Nations issued a terse statement on the Republican presidential candidate’s letter, saying that the Russian government and its officials “do not finance political activity in foreign countries.”

A spokesman for McCain, a long-time critic of Russia, had a simple explanation for the fundraising letter’s arrival at the Russian mission in New York: “It was an error in the mailing list.”

The letter was addressed to Churkin and sported a McCain signature near the bottom.

Moscow’s mission to the United Nations issued a terse statement on the Republican presidential candidate’s letter, saying that the Russian government and its officials “do not finance political activity in foreign countries.”

A spokesman for McCain, a long-time critic of Russia, had a simple explanation for the fundraising letter’s arrival at the Russian mission in New York: “It was an error in the mailing list.”

The letter was addressed to Churkin and sported a McCain signature near the bottom.


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