“A NARCISSIST IN WASHINGTON”: Maple Leaf Foods CEO blasts Trump over Canadian deaths in Iran plane crash
As Canada mourns the loss of 63 fellow citizens caught in the cross-fire of the Trump’s war with Iran, the CEO of Maple Leaf Foods Michael McCain took to Twitter to issue his own statement about the tragedy.
The unprecedentedly candid statement from a Canadian CEO appears to have been a response to being personally affected. One of McCain’s colleagues lost his wife and 11-year-old child, both of whom were on Ukraine Flight 752.
McCain laid the blame for the deaths of Canadians squarely at the feet of Trump, arguing the deaths were precipitated by Trump’s “irresponsible, dangerous, ill-conceived” decision to attack Iran in an attempt to “divert focus from political woes.”
As of this writing, the Tweet has been shared 2,600 times.
McCain’s full statement can be found below:
…U.S. government leaders unconstrained by checks/balances, concocted an ill-conceived plan to divert focus from political woes. The world knows Iran is a dangerous state, but the world found a path to contain it; not perfect but by most accounts it was the right direction…— Maple Leaf Foods (@MapleLeafFoods) January 13, 2020
…The collateral damage of this irresponsible, dangerous, ill-conceived behavior? 63 Canadians needlessly lost their lives in the crossfire, including the family of one of my MLF colleagues (his wife + 11 year old son)! We are mourning and I am livid. Michael McCain.— Maple Leaf Foods (@MapleLeafFoods) January 13, 2020