John McCain's son deletes tweet slamming Trump's Putin defense

John McCain's son deletes tweet slamming Trump's Putin defense
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainAmerica's newest comedy troupe: House GOP Michelle Malkin knocks Cokie Roberts shortly after her death: 'One of the first guilty culprits of fake news' Arizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema MORE’s (R-Ariz.) son, Jack, deleted a tweet Sunday that appeared to criticize President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE’s comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“My nation of laws just got compared to one that murders journalists that don’t fall in line and kills political opposition. Awesome……….” the younger McCain wrote on Twitter in a post that was later deleted.

An MSNBC producer saved the tweet in a screenshot.

McCain, a member of the Navy, later tweeted, "I just don't want to cause a fuss," apparently in response to the focus on the deleted tweet. 

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Trump, in an interview with Fox News set to air Sunday, said “it’s better to get along with Russia than not.”

When Fox News host Bill O'Reilly stressed to Trump that Putin is “a killer,” Trump responded by saying “there are a lot of killers.”

"There are a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?"

Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTlaib says she's 'in such disbelief' Pence brought eight cars to Michigan island where they are banned Biden pressed about LGBT record during Iowa forum Republicans to hand out 'baseball cards' mocking Gary Peters in Michigan MORE on Sunday denied that Trump was equating the United States with Russia.

“I simply don’t accept that there was any moral equivalency in the president’s comments,” Pence told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

But Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a prominent member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tactics go far beyond anything seen in the United States and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he doesn’t view Putin the same way as Trump does.