‘The arch that we are on, this arch of justice started that day after the dark inauguration…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said that during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., “kept reciting” the names of dictators to her.
“John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech,” Klobuchar told a crowd of voters in Iowa, according to CNN. “Because he knew more than any of what we were facing as a nation, he understood it.”
“He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did,” she continued.
McCain was vocally critical of the president during his lifetime, and Trump has attacked the late senator frequently.
“I was never a fan of John McCain,” Trump told reporters in March. “And I never will be.”
Amid reports that a McCain aide leaked a dossier of allegations about Trump’s ties to Russia, the president called it a “very dark stain” on the late senator’s reputation.
“So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) ‘last in his class’ (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election,” Trump tweeted. “He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!”
In one of his final public statements, McCain blasted Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate,” he said.
Klobuchar similarly slammed Trump’s presidency, claiming that Trump’s “dark inauguration” inspired Democrats to rise up.
“The path that we are on did not just start today. It didn’t start with the 2020 debates,” she said. “The arch that we are on, this arch of justice started that day after the dark inauguration.”