[Ed. – This weak-word stuff is what you say when you’re scared of what other people will think of you. It isn’t necessary to say “Trump’s critics are all bozos!” But LEADERSHIP consists in shaping expectations — not being driven by them. Say something like “We’ve got better things to worry about, and America is turning right now down a path that’s good for the security of us and our allies. I’m confident going forward in the very positive message Secretary Mattis just conveyed. I know that’s what President Trump believes in.”]
Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in “disarray”.
McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president’s security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington.
“I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray and they’ve got a lot of work to do,” said McCain, even as he praised Trump’s defense secretary.
“The president, I think, makes statements (and) on other occasions contradicts himself. So we’ve learned to watch what the president does as opposed to what he says,” he said.