Former President George Bush made headlines this Thursday, when during his public speech he went on to indirectly call out President Donald Trump and his supporters, unloading harsh words at them by saying they were weakening in support for democracy. The former president threw his accusations and blame, claiming that nativism, white supremacy as well as bigotry have been on the rise since President Trumps brand of populism had galvanized hate groups for “deepened and sharpened partisan conflicts.” And now, Arizona Senator John McCain has publicly endorsed his words.
McCain took it to Twitter to explain how the tweet of his “friend” had reminded him of the values that made America a beacon of hope for everyone.
Important speech by my friend, President George W. Bush today, reminding us of the values that have made America a beacon of hope for all.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) October 19, 2017
This is not the first time that McCain has openly turned his back against the president and support people who work against him, as for two times in a row, he voted against the years-long efforts of the GOP members to put an end once and for all, by repealing and replacing Obamacare.
And since that is no secret, it is clear that the conservative supporters of President Donald Trump already feel quite outraged with him constantly betraying the Republicans, and as a result, they stormed social media websites, ripping the Arizona senator to shreds with criticism:
George Bush learned from John McCain that he better start bashing Republicans if he wants the media to forgive him for his sins.
— Steve Bannen (@SteveBannen) October 19, 2017
How your party ever accepted Trump as the nominee is beyond the pale. Thank You for trying to figure a way around this egregious error.
— Liz C (@lizcjourney) October 19, 2017
— Michelle #MAGA 🇺🇸 (@chrgdup1973) October 19, 2017
How bout those promises you made the voters John boy. Hate trump worse than you love the country ?
— Sooner (@Kendall41510469) October 19, 2017
Go away John
— Nick Butler (@napbutler) October 19, 2017
And while Bush and his criticism are another story, maybe McCain after this will actually rethink him being a Republican when he actually appeals far more to the Democrats with his most recent decisions and stance when it comes to Donald Trump.