Canadian CEO slams ‘narcissist’ Trump after Iranian government shoots down passenger flight: ‘I am livid’
On January 8, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shot down a passenger flight that had left Tehran’s airport and was headed to Kiev, Ukraine — killing all 176 passengers. Many of the passengers were Canadian, including some family members of a colleague of Maple Leaf Foods’ CEO. And that CEO is asserting that President Donald Trump bears some of the blame, as he contributed to the instability in that part of the world.
The shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 came only five days after the January 3 drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.
In a January 12 Twitter thread, Maple Leaf CEO Michael McCain posted, “I am very angry, and time isn’t making me less angry. A MLF colleague of mine lost his wife and family this week to a needless, irresponsible series of events in Iran.”
In his thread, McCain was critical of Trump for pulling out of the Obama Administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran.
I’m Michael McCain, CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, and these are personal reflections. I am very angry, and time isn’t ma… https://t.co/nH2Xv4STwR— Maple Leaf Foods (@Maple Leaf Foods)1578878256.0
“The world knows Iran is a dangerous state,” McCain asserted, “but the world found a path to contain it; not perfect, but by most accounts, it was the right direction.”
McCain said of Trump, “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.”
The Maple Leaf Foods CEO went on to say, “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! We are mourning, and I am livid. Michael McCain.”
…U.S. government leaders unconstrained by checks/balances, concocted an ill-conceived plan to divert focus from pol… https://t.co/C9Mc5Un3ux— Maple Leaf Foods (@Maple Leaf Foods)1578878256.0
..A narcissist in Washington tears world accomplishments apart; destabilizes region. US now unwelcomed everywhere i… https://t.co/rret5fXNNF— Maple Leaf Foods (@Maple Leaf Foods)1578878257.0