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McCain’s Senate speech on Tuesday exposed the extent of Trump’s inadequacy

Following yesterday's healthcare vote, McCain pleaded for senators to ratchet down the partisanship. Many of them will long for a return to the days when he stood at the GOP's helm

By Adam Aiken  

Senator John McCain. Photo: KEVIN DIETSCH/UPI/PA Images

It took 186 days—or more than six months—after Donald Trump’s inauguration, but it finally happened. And it was well worth the wait. On Tuesday, at long last, we got a speech that was presidential in content and tone. There was gravitas and gentle self-deprecation. The audience was transfixed. There was applause and there were laughs. And, most of all, there was respect.

Just moments later, however, Trump came to the podium and began to make comments that were the polar opposite of…

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