Phil Mudd can go from 0-60 faster than a Ferrari. After a long, measured, discussion on CNN this morning about the firing of Peter Strzok [Mudd thought it was the right decision], co-host John Berman invited Mudd, a former CIA and FBI official, to comment on President Trump’s failure to mention John McCain during a signing ceremony of the defense authorization bill named in his honor.

Mudd became immediately enraged, going off on this epic rant:

“Are you kidding me? Let me get this straight. So the President has insulted everybody from former Presidents Bush and Obama, Rex Tillerson, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina. The guy’s got the temperament of a second-grader. My mom would have washed my mouth out with soap, and we sit there and say it’s okay if he does it because he’s been doing it for 72 years. You can’t even spend 10 seconds to thank a guy who’s on his deathbed? Really? That’s what we have to go tell a kid is what is presidential? Unbelievable, John. I mean, it just pisses me off.”

My two cents: Trump should have had the grace to mention and praise McCain. Whatever their disagreements, McCain is indeed on his deathbed, and spent long years as a POW under terrible conditions, refusing to be released so long as his buddies were being held. It would have cost Trump nothing to praise McCain. It was simply the right thing to do.

CNN’s Mudd: “Pisses Me Off” That Trump Failed to Mention McCain at Signing Ceremony
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