On Face The Nation, neither Senator John McCain nor Lindsey Graham seemed optimistic about a Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton presidency. They also shared warnings about the future of American foreign policy with regard to President Obama’s and future administrations.
CBS’s John Dickerson asked McCain whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would be better at handling tough foreign policy issues. McCain expressed optimism towards neither, though he says he hopes either would call in experts for help. I don’t think either one of them have displayed what I think is the necessary strategy and outlook, the planning that and reliance on our military leaders, that will be necessary to succeed, said McCain.
I hope that whichever one is president, that they would call in the David Petraeuses and Robbert Fords, and Ryan Crockers, and those individuals, both military and State Department and diplomats who succeeded in Iraq before the president gave it all away, who know what we need to do to defeat this threat both militarily and diplomatically and other ways. And either one of them should call them in and do what they recommend, and that way we can succeed, because America is still the strongest nation on earth.