Senator McCain generated national headlines by criticizing President Trump over the president’s comments about the left-wing media.
On NBC's "Meet the Press," McCain twisted Trump's critical comments about the media to claim the president wants to shut down free speech.
McCain also compared Trump's admonishment of the media to a strategy used by dictators.
Earlier in the week, McCain said the Trump administration was in "disarray" at a meeting in Germany.
By attacking Trump, McCain will be the go-to Republican to provide critical comments about the president.
McCain's anti-Trump effort was challenged by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Paul blasted McCain's senate record regarding foreign affairs and attributed the senator's criticism to a personal dispute between McCain and Trump.
Going forward, look for the media to use McCain as a vehicle to generate dissension among Republicans and hamper Trump's political goals.
The love affair between President Trump and some big businesses is over.
Not long ago Silicon Valley CEOs met with President Trump signaling a truce following the election.
Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook representatives all met with President Trump when previously, these companies supported Hillary Clinton.
However, Trump's Executive Order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-dominated countries and a ban of Syrian refugees prompted these CEOs to challenge the president's extreme vetting plan.
Trump’s Executive Order was blocked by a judge in Washington State and the CEOs filed amicus briefs supporting the temporary restraining order.
Starbucks CEO is also critical of Trump's executive order. In a letter to his employees, Schultz slammed Trump's policies including the president's extreme vetting effort.
By taking public action against Trump these CEOs are exposing their companies to public backlash.