Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) slammed President Trump in an interview with Esquire, saying he doesn’t think the president has “principles and beliefs.”
“I don’t agree with the way he’s conducting his presidency, obviously,” McCain said.
“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.”
McCain said Trump was “successful” as a builder and an entrepreneur but added that he doesn’t “think he has the fundamental underpinnings of principles and beliefs.”
“I don’t think there was any doubt about his views toward me. But I’m a loyal Republican,” he added.
McCain has criticized Trump in the past.
Last month, McCain blasted Trump’s “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in the United States.
In response, Trump warned: “At some point, I fight back and it won’t be pretty.”
McCain later fired back, saying: “I’ve faced far greater challenges than this.”