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In Speech, Sen. McCain Decries ‘Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism’

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives a Liberty Medal from chair of a National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, former Vice President Joe Biden, in Philadelphia on Monday.

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives a Liberty Medal from chair of a National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, former Vice President Joe Biden, in Philadelphia on Monday.

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In what seemed to be a thinly potential anxiety to politics in a Age of Trump, Sen. John McCain on Monday warned Americans opposite “half-baked, forged nationalism,” job a abandonment of U.S. tellurian care “unpatriotic.”

Speaking in Philadelphia, where he was being respected with a Liberty Medal by a National Constitution Center, McCain did not discuss a boss by name, though his difference seemed to be directed during Trump and his administration.

“To desert a ideals we have modernized around a globe, to exclude a obligations of general care for a consequence of some half-baked, forged nationalism baked adult by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems,” he said, “is as unpatriotic as an connection to any other sleepy philosophy of a past that Americans consigned to a charcoal store of history.”

In an apparent anxiety to white supremacists who sparked assault in Charlottesville, Va., in August, McCain said: “We live in a land of ideals, not blood and soil.”

The Nazi aphorism “blood and soil” was shouted by tiki-torch-wielding white supremacists in Charlottesville.

“We are a custodians of those ideals during home and their champion abroad,” he said. “We have finished good good in a world. That care has had a costs, though we have turn flawlessly absolute and rich as we did.”

“We have a dignified requirement to continue in a only cause, and we would move some-more than contrition on ourselves if we don’t,” McCain continued. “We will not flower in a universe where a care and ideals are absent. We wouldn’t merit to.”

The authority of a center’s Board of Trustees, former Vice President Joe Biden, presented a award to McCain.

Biden, a Delaware Democrat who once served alongside McCain in a Senate, a six-term Arizona Republican, said: “We mostly argued — infrequently passionately. But we believed in any other’s nationalism and a frankness of any other’s convictions. We believed in a establishment we were absolved to offer in.”

Biden alluded to McCain’s woe during some-more than 5 years spent as a restrained of fight after his U.S. Navy A-4 was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967.

“John, we have damaged many times, physically and otherwise, and we have always grown stronger, though what we don’t unequivocally know in my common opinion is how most bravery we give a rest of us looking during you,” Biden said.

McCain was diagnosed with mind cancer in July.