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John McCain: Trump Lacks 'Principles ' Beyond His Own Ambition

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Sen. McCain cast the president as someone who "takes advantage of situations" but has no "principles or beliefs."

During an interview with Esquire, Sen. John McCain (R-AR) didn't hold back on how he perceives the president, saying that Trump may have done well in the real estate business but lacks the "principles" and "beliefs" the highest office requires.

“He’s an individual that unfortunately is not anchored by a set of principles. I think he’s a person who takes advantage of situations. But I don’t think he has the fundamental underpinnings of principles and beliefs,” he said.

McCain has been blunt with his characterization of Trump in the past:

Last month, McCain during an event blasted the "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in the United States.

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