McCain Backs Up Romney: Trump’s Foreign Policy Is ‘Dangerous’

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March 3, 2016 12:25 p.m.

The two most recent Republican presidential nominees have no love for Donald Trump.

Sen. John McCain released a statement Thursday backing up a damning speech by Mitt Romney calling Trump a “phony” and a “failed candidate.”

In the statement, McCain, who serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called Trump’s statements on national security issues “uninformed and dangerous.”

“At a time when our world has never been more complex or more in danger, as we watch the threatening actions of a neo-imperial Russia, an assertive China, and expansionist Iran, an insane North Korean ruler, and terrorist movements that are metastasizing across the Middle East and Africa,” the statement read, “I want Republican voters to pay close attention to what our party’s most respected and knowledgeable leaders and national security experts are saying about Mr. Trump, and to think long and hard about who they want to be our next Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”

Trump has criticized both former GOP nominees for failing to beat President Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 general elections, respectively.

Read McCain’s full statement, which he posted on his website, below:

“I share the concerns about Donald Trump that my friend and former Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, described in his speech today. I would also echo the many concerns about Mr. Trump’s uninformed and indeed dangerous statements on national security issues that have been raised by 65 Republican defense and foreign policy leaders.

“At a time when our world has never been more complex or more in danger, as we watch the threatening actions of a neo-imperial Russia, an assertive China, an expansionist Iran, an insane North Korean ruler, and terrorist movements that are metastasizing across the Middle East and Africa, I want Republican voters to pay close attention to what our party’s most respected and knowledgeable leaders and national security experts are saying about Mr. Trump, and to think long and hard about who they want to be our next Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”

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