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:


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