We’ve all heard the old adage, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” If the reports are true, President Trump must be taking those words to heart.
What else could motivate him to consider appointing Anheuser-Busch beer heiress Cindy McCain to a State Department post? Under discussion is a broad-based position, perhaps ambassador-at-large, where she would focus on a specific issue, such as human trafficking.
The McCain’s discussed possible choices with President Trump during a dinner at the White House last month, according to an AP report.
A still petulant, failed presidential candidate, John McCain has done all he can to undermine Donald Trump since Trump won the GOP nomination. He withdrew his momentary support, and like his doppelgänger seat mate Jeff Flake, said he would not be voting for Trump. McCain has actually referred to scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton as “a rock star.” Flake claimed Trump can’t win and shouldn‘t win.” The McCain’s and their fully-packed daughter, Meghan — now gifted with a morning slot on the Fox network — have made no secret of their deep animosity toward Trump.
On Election Day, Cindy McCain sported a white pantsuit, a “code” used by those supporting Hillary Clinton —- even giving rise to a hashtag #WearWhiteToVote.
Just prior to Trump’s inauguration, an easy to imagine salivating John McCain passed what he knew to be unverified documents, reported as a “dossier” — all later determined to be bogus — to FBI director James Comey, alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow along with allegations that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the then-president-elect.
No doubt about it — Cindy McCain, addicted to prescription opioids in the mid-1990s, stealing them from her own charity and misleading investigators about the facts — would be the ideal person to put in charge of trafficking — human or otherwise.
President Trump needs to rethink this plan. It’s akin to bringing famished foxes into the hen house.