There has never been a President like Trump.
Politicians groomed in the muck and grime of Washington develop a very thick skin, and hardly ever speak out against mudslinging, let alone tweet about it nonstop. But, Trump is not a politician. He has carefully crafted his image over the years in the public eye. He probably does have thicker skin than he lets on, he just knows that complaining about attacks, riles up his enemies, and keeps his name in the news cycle.
But Trump wants you to know, and by ‘you’ we mean John McCain, that everything you’ve seen up until is nothing. Trump hasn’t ever fought back, yet. And he just fired a shot across John McCain’s bow ship that will have him rethinking how far he wants to take this fight.
McCain made it clear in a recent statement of his thoughts on Trump’s recent performance during the NFL protests, calling his actions,
“half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”
McCain is also allegedly behind leaking the Russian Dossier, that was completely made up from the beginning, but what do facts really mean?
Trump addressed this on the Chris Plante show, where he called in for a 9 minute interview,
“He was taking shots at you again yesterday,” Plante said. “You heard what he said yesterday, Sen. McCain?”
“Yeah, well I hear it. And people have to be careful because at some point I fight back,” Trump said. “I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won’t be pretty.”
As if now we’ve entered the world of feuding housewife celebrities, McCain quipped,
“I’ve faced far greater challenges than this.”
Trump, as any sitting President would, has practically unlimited resources to destroy anyone’s career he so chooses. It’s apparent Trump is not above using the tools he has to crush an opponent for however temporary a success it would earn him.
Whatever skeletons remain in McCain’s closet need to be cleaned out and dealt with before the full weight of El Trump comes raining down, and makes him regret picking this fight.