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McCain blasts Obama's 'total misreading' of Putin

Senator John McCain continued his public disapproval of President Obama's foreign policy Monday, calling out Obama for a "total misreading" of Vladimir Putin and his motives.

Appearing on "America's Newsroom" this morning, co-host Bill Hemmer asked the Arizona senator to give the president's performance a letter grade.

"Somewhere between a D and a F," McCain responded. "I'm sure the president has done a lot of good things, presidents do. But as far as dealing with Vladimir Putin and Russia, it is a total absolute misreading and failure to understand who Vladimir Putin is."

McCain also clarified that while he believes Crimea is lost now, he hopes it is not lost for good.

"We have to look at it realistically and accept at least in the short term that it's lost, because we don't have an option to remove him [Putin]. But that doesn't mean we don't respond and respond vigorously, including a fundamental reassessment of our relations with Vladimir Putin."

"This is a result of a feckless foreign policy."
 

Today's guests

  • Steve Hayes

    Editor-in-chief, The Weekly Standard; Fox News contributor

  • Alan Dershowitz

    Lawyer & Harvard Law professor

  • Rep. Trent Franks

    R-Ariz., House Armed Services Committee

  • Doug Schoen

    Democratic pollster; Fox News contributor

  • Mercedes Schlapp

    Former media spokesperson, President George W. Bush

  • Sean Spicer

    White House press secretary

  • Byron York

    Chief political correspondent, The Washington Examiner; Fox News contributor

  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger

    R-Ill.; House Foreign Affairs Committee

  • Rep. Doug Collins

    R-Ga.

  • David Avella

    Chairman, GOPAC

  • Leslie Marshall

    Syndicated talk radio host; Fox News contributor

  • Miles Daisher

    Red Bull Air Force Team