Maple Leaf Foods CEO Blames U.S. for Iran Air Strike

Jan. 13, 2020
The CEO of Maple Leaf Foods is blasting President Trump and the U.S. on Twitter.

The CEO of Maple Leaf Foods is blasting President Trump and the U.S. on Twitter, blaming them for the debacle in which Iran mistakenly shot down a civilian airliner.

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As you can see in the excerpt above, Michael McCain’s tweets said he was “very angry” and “livid” over Iran’s downing on Jan. 8 of a Ukranian International Airlines jet in Iranian airspace, killing 176 people. The incident followed a heightening of tensions after a U.S drone strike killed a top Iranian general in Iraq on Jan. 3. Iran claims it mistook the airliner for a cruise missile.

In a series of tweets, McCain said he was distraught because the wife and 11-year-old son of a business colleague were killed aboard that plane. He blames the situation on “a narcissist in Washington [who] tears world accomplishments apart.”

McCain goes 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.”

Replies on McCain’s Twitter thread seem evenly divided between support, like “The majority of us in the USA are mortified by our reckless president. We know he is a danger not only to Americans but to the world,” and criticism like “You are livid at the wrong person. Stop exploiting your friend’s death to help the Democrat party.”

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