- Nov 11
John McCain: Trump failed to address human rights in Vietnam
Sen. John McCain criticized Trump's "sad" trip to Da Nang, Vietnam, specifically because POTUS failed to address human rights issues.
Why it matters: McCain was held and tortured as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, and he has spoken numerous times about addressing the human rights issues in Vietnam. And McCain's criticism joins the 20 House members, from both sides of the aisle, who sent Trump a letter urging him to discuss "Vietnam's dismal human rights record" during his visit to Hanoi.