Was John McCain’s Ahmadinejad Monkey Tweet Racist?
Arizona Sen. John McCain Monday tweeted a joke about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which another GOP congressman criticized as racist. McCain compared the leader’s desire to be the first Iranian in space to the monkey the country just sent into space:
John McCain@SenJohnMcCain So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week? “Iran launches monkey into space”