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


By Pan Demetrakakes, Food Processing

Jan 13, 2020


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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I’m Michael McCain, CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, and these are personal reflections. I am very angry, and time isn’t making me less angry. A MLF colleague of mine lost his wife and family this week to a needless, irresponsible series of events in Iran...


7:17 PM - Jan 12, 2020


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: