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McCain trusts Trump's team, but not sure about President
10:48, 23 January 2017
McCain trusts Trump's team, but not sure about President

I have the utmost confidence in Gen. Mattis, Flynn, Kelly, Dan Coats. I couldn't have picked a better team, - he said.

10:48, 23 January 2017

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Sen. John McCain praised President Donald Trump's cabinet picks and revealed he will vote in favor of Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick to lead the State Department, despite concerns about the nominee's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was reported by the ABC News.

McCain also praised some of Trump's other Cabinet picks on, saying he has the "utmost confidence" in Trump's national security team, in particular.

"I have the utmost confidence in Gen. Mattis, Gen. Flynn, Gen. Kelly, Dan Coats. I couldn't have picked a better team," he said.

Related: McCain: Next year Ukraine will win and return its occupied territories

But, the senator could not say the same for the president himself.

Asked by if he has the "utmost confidence" in the leader of the country, McCain, who is the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, replied, "I don't know because he has made so many comments that are contradictory."

"I think the fact that he's appointed and nominated these outstanding individuals is bound to be an encouraging sign," McCain added. "I trust them, and I believe in them, and I've worked with them over many years.

Earlier it was reported that the President of Ukraine presented state awards to Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. The Senator John McCain is awarded with the Order of Freedom, the Senator Lindsey Graham got the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise for their significant personal contribution to the enhancement of relations between Ukraine and the USA.

Related: Poroshenko and McCain arrived at command post in Shirokino area

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