Canadian CEO blasts Trump over downed plane in Iran: ‘I am livid’

The CEO of packaged meats company Maple Leaf Foods took aim at President Trump over the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet by Iran on Sunday, blaming the U.S. for destabilizing the region and inflaming tensions with Tehran.

In a series of scathing tweets, CEO Michael McCain wrote that he was “very angry” at Trump and blamed him for the deaths of dozens of Canadian citizens, including the family of an employee of his company, in the jet crash that Iran’s government says was unintentionally caused by its defensive weaponry.

“I’m Michael McCain, CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, and these are personal reflections. I am very angry, and time isn’t making me less angry,” he tweeted.

“A narcissist in Washington tears world accomplishments apart; destabilizes region. US now unwelcomed everywhere in the area including Iraq; tensions escalated to feverish pitch. Taking out despicable military leader terrorist? There are a hundred like him, standing next in line,” he continued.

“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)!” McCain tweeted.

“We are mourning and I am livid,” he concluded.

McCain’s tweets echoed criticism of Trump’s actions toward Iran, in particular the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, by Democrats on Capitol Hill who have blamed the president for what they say was an unnecessary provocation of Iran without the authorization of Congress.

Trump administration officials have countered that Soleimani represented an “imminent” threat to U.S. forces or assets.

Tags Donald Trump
See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video