Maple Leaf Foods CEO denounces US government after Iran plane crash

Jan 13 2020, 7:44 am

The CEO of Maple Leaf Foods has taken a political stance on the company’s Twitter account after last week’s plane crash in Iran, in which an employee lost his family.

Michael McCain took to social media on Sunday to share “personal reflections,” sharing that a colleague lost his wife and 11-year-old child in the tragic January 8 crash that killed 176.

“I am very angry, and time isn’t making me less angry,” McCain wrote in his first tweet. A later tweet on the same subject begins: “…A narcissist in Washington tears world accomplishments apart; destabilizes region.”

The tweets name the US government as a heavily responsible party in the tragic event, describing leaders as “unconstrained by checks/balances.”

McCain writes that American leadership “concocted an ill-conceived plan to divert focus from political woes.”

“Taking out despicable military leader terrorist?” The series of tweets reads. “There are a hundred like him, standing next in line.”

The responses to McCain’s public reflections are divided.

While many have written back in agreement, echoing anger, others have said that the tweets are out of line. Some replies have suggested “sticking to balogna,” or, simply, that McCain doesn’t have the facts straight.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of how the entire country supports grieving families and friends of the victims of the Iran plane crash at a memorial in Edmonton Sunday.

“All Canadians are mourning your loss,” Trudeau said. “You may feel unbearable lonely, but you are not alone. Your entire country stands with you today, tomorrow, and in all the years to come.”

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