Trump’s behavior is disgusting.
Immediately after those comments, I asked Trump at a press conference if he wanted to apologize to McCain. Trump said: “No, not at all.” When I asked him he was familiar with what happened to McCain during his captivity, Trump said: “It’s irrelevant.” https://t.co/r8n9psJndB
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) August 25, 2018
McCain is a much better person than Trump will ever be.
During the height of the 2008 Presidential campaign, John McCain spoke highly of then candidate Barack Obama's character at the Al Smith dinner. On McCain @HardballChris says, "Put that in a time capsule as proof that American political leaders spoke that way of their rivals." pic.twitter.com/8yL0S6Rzmr
— Hardball (@hardball) August 25, 2018
I very much do not agree with the politics of John McCain.
But he defended Obama against racists. He was the deciding vote to save the ACA. He put principle over party and self-interest which in politics is called courage.
He is a good man who has served with dignity.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) August 24, 2018
— Frances Townsend (@FranTownsend) August 25, 2018
— Vernon Loeb (@LoebVernon) August 25, 2018
Ward keeps up criticism of McCain after health announcement https://t.co/y2CHyaQaLB
— POLITICO (@politico) August 25, 2018
In 2013, I threw a party in DC to honor Clint Romesha right before President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor. I told lots of politicians about it; only one elected official showed up. pic.twitter.com/vd4n3afIon
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 25, 2018
On Twitter anything positive is demeaned as conferring sainthood it selling out. The man has good points and bad points. Sometimes we can extol someone’s virtues. https://t.co/UEQG0xpKNu
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 25, 2018
I trust that Trump's bitter envy of a far better man gnaws at his soul, such as it is. And I suspect that Trump is made miserable by the inescapable fact that McCain is admired by those whose admiration is worth having, while he is not. https://t.co/Fyli6yqzBt
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 25, 2018
The low points in John McCain’s public career are real, and shouldn’t be forgotten. (As Todd Purdum points out, McCain himself has been fully aware of them: https://t.co/YuSDk23Ol0 .)
But he also has had moments of extraordinary grace and generosity, for example this: https://t.co/kbRUi7pWrn
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) August 25, 2018