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Cindy McCain Claimed She Stopped Human Trafficking, Turns out She Was Just Being Racist

By Mike Redmond | Politics | February 7, 2019 |

By Mike Redmond | Politics | February 7, 2019 |


John McCain’s wife and daughter might talk a big game about how much they understandably oppose Donald Trump because of the ignorant shit he said about the late senator, but at the end of the day, the McCains are the exact kind of white people who gobble the Orange Big Mac because Trump is the Republican Party, and the Republican Party is Trump.

Case in point, here’s Cindy McCain honestly believing that she stopped human trafficking at the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix by… *checks notes*… telling the police that a mother and child weren’t the same race. Wow. Goddammit.

KTAR News reports:

“I came in from a trip I’d been on and I spotted — it looked odd — it was a woman of a different ethnicity than the child, this little toddler she had, and something didn’t click with me. … I went over to the police and told them what I saw and they went over and questioned her and, by God, she was trafficking that kid,” McCain said.

“She was waiting for the guy who bought the child to get off an airplane,” she added.

Now, you’re probably wondering how such an airtight case could fall apart. A mother whose daughter is a different ethnicity? Surely, this situation must’ve seemed suspicious to Cindy McCain, mother of an adopted daughter from Bangladesh, so it’s not like the evidence wasn’t all there. Otherwise, this whole thing would look pretty racist, and c’mon, what are the chances of that?

Phoenix Police Sgt. Armando Carbajal told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Wednesday that they conducted a welfare check on a child at the airport Thursday at McCain’s request.

During the call, “officers determined there was no evidence of criminal conduct or child endangerment,” he said.

Okay, this whole thing looks pretty racist. But don’t worry, Cindy issued an apology on Twitter that cleared things right up, and everyone lived happily ever after. The End.

For real though, I love how Cindy used “if you see something, say something” as a shield when the “something” she saw was an interracial family. Period. On top of that, she absolutely lied by claiming the police told her she had stopped human trafficking when, in fact, the exact opposite happened.

What also makes this story particularly rich is that Cindy should be keenly aware of what it feels like to have your child’s race used against you. During the 2000 Republican primaries, the Bush campaign famously trashed John McCain in the south by essentially implying that the McCain’s adopted daughter was the product of McCain having an interracial affair, which unsurprisingly, worked very well because America still runs on racism. (See: Trump, Donald; presidency)

You’d think that experience would be a powerful learning moment for Cindy, but white ladies are gonna white. It’s in their nature.

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