No Reason for Dark Rumors About Sen. McCain’s Walking Boot
John McCain got “caught” switching sides. After treatment for a tear in his Achilles tendon, he was pictured in a photo with his walking boot on his right foot. Dark accusations are showing up on Twitter (via the Washington Examiner):
The theory that John McCain is wearing a medical boot to hide his ankle monitor as a criminal defendant just got legs.
His Achilles tendon injury (the reason he's allegedly wearing the boot) seems to have magically switched legs. pic.twitter.com/16PCb044L4
— NoWorldOrder.com (@stacksNoWO) November 23, 2017
We can tell by the buttons on John McCain's jacket (circled) that neither of these images are reversed, and his walking boot did in fact, switch legs, from his right to his left. Bet that brain tumor is fake, too. #NotAHero pic.twitter.com/56lwi8bQ5H
— Meme Chaos (@ExtinctMedia) November 23, 2017
Thank you for your support & best wishes. My left leg was doing extra work to compensate for the boot, so I'm giving it a break. I still hate wearing this boot, but it won't slow us down from frying 7 turkeys today!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 23, 2017
Is his explanation believable? Yes.
I have some experience from which to answer this. I’m wearing a boot as I write this. I’ve had chronic foot problems for 20 years, the latest being a broken bone in my left foot. I’ve logged an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 hours wearing walking boots over the years. I think that might make me somewhat of an expert on the topic.
Using crutches puts a lot of stress on your good foot. Even a knee walker can do that. Last week for a while I was wearing a boot on both my left foot and my right foot, to give my right foot some rest, and relieve some pain there.
So it’s very likely that Sen. McCain would have put his boot on the other foot, to rest it and to manage pain.
There’s no reason to raise dark rumors.