Guy who ran against Obama for president says America was better off under Obama

According to a report published by The Guardian this Sunday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) seemed to long for the days of Obama’s presidency when he was asked about the current state of presidential leadership.

When asked if America was in better hands under Obama’s administration, McCain reportedly responded, “Yes.”

“As far as American leadership is concerned, yes,” McCain said.

McCain, who lost to Obama in the 2008 election, was also asked what “message” Trump delivered to the U.K. after he criticized London’s mayor just after a terror attack that left eight people dead. “What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain answered.

“They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica,” he added.

Trump made headlines last Monday when he lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s comment that Londoners shouldn’t be worried when they see an increased police presence as a result of the attacks. Many accused Trump of taking Khan’s statements out of context.

“Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement,” Trump tweeted on June 5.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.