Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) shrugged off Donald Trump’s presidential flirtation this morning, telling NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he admires The Donald’s capacity to grab free publicity.
“I’m staying out of it. .. He’s having the time of his life. I congratulate him for getting all of the attention,” McCain said appearing via satellite from Cairo, according to a Tweet posted by the show’s executive producer, Betsy Fischer.
Fischer also wrote that McCain tried to wriggle out of the Trump question by talking up the possibility of a Sarah Palin candidacy.
McCain, fresh from his trip to Libya to visit with rebel leaders, also said the U.S. needs to get more involved in the NATO “air fight,” Fischer Tweeted, and described the current situation there as “a bloody situation [that] has all the hallmarks of being a stalemate.”