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The Washington Post is reporting that Senator John McCain just delivered a speech to the Munich Security Conference in Germany that was a stunning, systematic take down of Trump's worldview, 

Without ever mentioning Trump by name, The Post said, McCain suggested the Western world is "uniquely imperiled this year -- even more so than when Barack Obama was president.

"In recent years, this question would invite accusations of hyperbole and alarmism; not this year,” McCain said. “If ever there were a time to treat this question with a deadly seriousness, it is now.”

"In case there was any doubt that this was about Trump. Here's what followed:
"I know there is profound concern across Europe and the world that America is laying down the mantle of global leadership. I can only speak for myself, but I do not believe that that is the message you will hear from all of the American leaders who cared enough to travel here to Munich this weekend. That's not the message you heard today from Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. That is not the message you will hear from Vice President Mike Pence. That's not the message you will hear from Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. And that is certainly not the message you will hear tomorrow from our bipartisan congressional delegation.
  1. "[The founders of the Munich Security Conference] would be alarmed by the hardening resentment we see towards immigrants and refugees and minority groups -- especially Muslims.”
  2. "They would be alarmed by the growing inability -- and even unwillingness -- to separate truth from lies.”
  3. "They would be alarmed that more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticizing it as our moral equivalent."
"That's Trump, Trump, Trump and Trump.

"McCain continued: 'But what would alarm them most, I think, is a sense that many of our peoples, including in my own country, are giving up on the West, that they see it as a bad deal that we may be better off without, and that while Western nations still have the power to maintain our world order, it's unclear whether we have the will.'

"McCain then concluded with another direct shot at Trump.

“I refuse to accept that our values are morally equivalent to those of our adversaries,” he said. “I am a proud, unapologetic believer in the West, and I believe we must always, always stand up for it. For if we do not, who will?"

It was, as the Washington Post concluded, "a calculated. planned attack on Trump's entire system of beliefs."

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