Andy Card, onetime chief of staff for President George W. Bush, made allowances for President Donald Trump’s recent behavior toward the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), saying that he’s hoping the President is on a “learning curve,” and thanking him for finally coming around.
Card did also criticize Trump, saying that his refusal to lower the flag showed “pettiness” and that the statement he finally made was not as heartfelt as it could have been.
“He’s got to recognize, he’s the President of all the people and all of the people look to him to lead us, especially during times of strain and trouble and mourning,” he said.
“I credit a lot of people on the White House staff who I think told the President that he probably was making a decision that wasn’t as noble as it should be, and thankfully he recognized that and did come around,” he added.
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) August 28, 2018