Arizona Senator John McCain has spent the last few months betraying the Republican Party by repeatedly attacking President Donald Trump. He did this once again this week when he called Trump out on Twitter for not making human rights more of a priority in his meeting with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
Mediaite reported that though the White House said that human rights were touched on when Trump met with Duterte in Asia, a spokesman for the Philippines president said it never came up. The U.S. and the Philippines released a joint statement saying that “the two sides underscored that human rights and the dignity of human life are essential.”
NEW: U.S., Philippines release joint statement following Trump-Duterte meeting; statement underscores that "human rights and the dignity of human life are essential." https://t.co/40EtCjfoAJ pic.twitter.com/JuCkFIGqlJ
— ABC News (@ABC) November 13, 2017
McCain was not happy about this.
“.@POTUS in #Danang & no mention of human rights – Sad,” McCain wrote. “And human rights obviously not a priority in @POTUS’s meeting with Duterte – again, sad.”
And human rights obviously not a priority in @POTUS’s meeting with Duterte – again, sad.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 13, 2017
This comes after McCain was rushed to the hospital over the weekend after he suffered a “minor tear” of his Achilles tendon and side effects from his cancer therapy.
“Senator McCain was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend for a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, as well as for other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer therapy,” his office said in a statement, according to Fox News. “Senator McCain has returned to work in the Senate and will be wearing a walking boot until his injured tendon is fully healed.”
McCain took to Twitter on Monday to post a photo of him with a walking boot on and the caption: “I can’t tell you how much I hate wearing this boot!”
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 6, 2017
McCain is currently undergoing treatment for a highly aggressive form of brain cancer called a glioblastoma. He announced his diagnosis back in July, and he didn’t sugarcoat his chances of surviving.
“The prognosis is very, very serious,” McCain said. He went on to recall his doctor calling him in July and saying he had to return to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix while he was driving home to his ranch just outside of Sedona, Ariz.
“Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. It’s a very poor prognosis. So, I just said, ‘I understand, now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find, and do the best we can.’ And, at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived,” McCain said. “I am more energetic and more engaged as a result of this because I know I’ve got to do everything I can to serve this country while I can.”
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