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Did John McCain say Trump was dictator-like?

John McCain has been getting a lot of attention lately as a senior voice of sensible opposition within President Trump's own party.

He spoke on Friday at the Munich Security Conference, where he said the founders of the conference "would be alarmed by an increasing turn away from universal values and toward old ties of blood and race and sectarianism.” In an analysis, Aaron Blake of The Washington Post was certain that this and other concerns were all directed at Trump, even though McCain never named him. When I watched it, I concluded he was speaking not only of Trump, but also of Vladimir Putin and his attempt to undermine the hegemony of the west.