Not a Joke. Trump Attacks McCain Again. Dead Guys are an Easy Mark?

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Trump attacks McCain again, saying he didn’t get a ‘thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral

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By Alex Horton
March 20 at 5:27 PM

President Trump continued Wednesday to attack the late senator John McCain, even as a growing number of Republican senators rose to McCain’s defense, calling him a war hero and a patriot — although most were careful not to criticize the president directly.

At a White House event at a tank manufacturer in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday, Trump said of McCain, “I endorsed him at his request, and I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which as president I had to approve.”

“I don’t care about this,” Trump continued. “I didn’t get a thank you. That’s okay. We sent him on the way. But I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”

Presidents don’t “approve” the funerals of members of Congress. To lie in state, one needs the approval of Congress. The funeral would have been approved by the Washington National Cathedral. Trump did approve the military transportation of McCain’s remains from Arizona to Washington, military pallbearers, a band and military horses.

Outbursts like Wednesday’s and those that have preceded it were too much for Sen. Johnny Isakson. The Georgia Republican called it “unthinkable” last year when the White House lowered its flag to recognize the death of McCain on a Saturday, then raised it again by Monday. Trump rejected his staff’s suggestions and refused to follow a tradition of leaving the flag at half-staff until the senator was laid to rest.

Isakson has said that moment and others fit a troubling pattern, and after an escalation of bitter words from the president this week, the senator took to the airwaves in a rare occurrence for his party: A stinging rebuke of Trump.

“It’s deplorable what he said,” Isakson said Wednesday on Georgia Public Broadcasting, as he decried the public criticism of McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent years in brutal captivity in Vietnam. “There aren’t Democratic casualties or Republican casualties on the battlefield.”

His comments followed an interview with the Bulwark, a conservative news website, in which he said, “I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better. I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York or is building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”

Trump unloaded on the legacy of McCain, who died of brain cancer last year, in several tweets this week. On Tuesday, he attacked McCain’s vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

“I think that’s a disgrace, plus there are other things,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be.”

Meghan McCain, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” blasted Trump and defended her father on Wednesday.

The late senator “would think it was hilarious that our president was so jealous of him that he was dominating the news cycle in death,” she said.

Trump’s attacks have also appeared to unleash trolls targeting the McCain family. Soon after the president’s Oval Office remarks, widow Cindy McCain posted a profanity-laced message she received on Facebook.

A woman called John McCain “traitorous” and celebrated his death.

“I want to make sure all of you could see how kind and loving a stranger can be,” Cindy McCain tweeted, referring to the woman.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) rallied to John McCain’s defense Tuesday.
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“I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God,” Romney tweeted.

Sen. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican appointed to McCain’s former seat, also defended the former senator. “Everyone should give him and his family the respect, admiration, and peace they deserve,” she wrote on Twitter.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), a Trump ally, praised McCain in a tweet but did not address the president’s attacks.

Isakson, chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is a general supporter of Trump but criticizes the president more often than many Republican lawmakers.

After last year’s controversy over the flag, he took to the Senate floor to blast the perceived insult to McCain, although he did not single out the president.

“Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping because most of those who would do the wrong thing about John McCain didn’t have the guts to do the right thing when it was their turn,” he said.

His focus has since narrowed to Trump and the impact of his comments.

“These kids are out there listening to the president of the United States talk that way about the most decorated senator in history who is dead, it just sets the worst tone possible,” he told the Bulwark.

Video of Trump Trashing John McCain

I don't know how the GOP can just ignore the trashing of a man who was once a hero to the GOP party ... would they stand by if these slurs had been made by President Obama?! Oh, yeah - he cut taxes on the mega rich - so it's all forgiveable. The pigs.
 
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Several reporters have noted though, that unlike when he preaches to the deplorables, this crowd of military personnel were silent when he went on his McCain rant. And apparently he was too caught up in himself to catch it and just blathered on.
 
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Trump attacks McCain again, saying he didn’t get a ‘thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral

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By Alex Horton
March 20 at 5:27 PM

President Trump continued Wednesday to attack the late senator John McCain, even as a growing number of Republican senators rose to McCain’s defense, calling him a war hero and a patriot — although most were careful not to criticize the president directly.

At a White House event at a tank manufacturer in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday, Trump said of McCain, “I endorsed him at his request, and I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which as president I had to approve.”

“I don’t care about this,” Trump continued. “I didn’t get a thank you. That’s okay. We sent him on the way. But I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”

Presidents don’t “approve” the funerals of members of Congress. To lie in state, one needs the approval of Congress. The funeral would have been approved by the Washington National Cathedral. Trump did approve the military transportation of McCain’s remains from Arizona to Washington, military pallbearers, a band and military horses.

Outbursts like Wednesday’s and those that have preceded it were too much for Sen. Johnny Isakson. The Georgia Republican called it “unthinkable” last year when the White House lowered its flag to recognize the death of McCain on a Saturday, then raised it again by Monday. Trump rejected his staff’s suggestions and refused to follow a tradition of leaving the flag at half-staff until the senator was laid to rest.

Isakson has said that moment and others fit a troubling pattern, and after an escalation of bitter words from the president this week, the senator took to the airwaves in a rare occurrence for his party: A stinging rebuke of Trump.

“It’s deplorable what he said,” Isakson said Wednesday on Georgia Public Broadcasting, as he decried the public criticism of McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent years in brutal captivity in Vietnam. “There aren’t Democratic casualties or Republican casualties on the battlefield.”

His comments followed an interview with the Bulwark, a conservative news website, in which he said, “I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better. I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York or is building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”

Trump unloaded on the legacy of McCain, who died of brain cancer last year, in several tweets this week. On Tuesday, he attacked McCain’s vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

“I think that’s a disgrace, plus there are other things,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be.”

Meghan McCain, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” blasted Trump and defended her father on Wednesday.

The late senator “would think it was hilarious that our president was so jealous of him that he was dominating the news cycle in death,” she said.

Trump’s attacks have also appeared to unleash trolls targeting the McCain family. Soon after the president’s Oval Office remarks, widow Cindy McCain posted a profanity-laced message she received on Facebook.

A woman called John McCain “traitorous” and celebrated his death.

“I want to make sure all of you could see how kind and loving a stranger can be,” Cindy McCain tweeted, referring to the woman.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) rallied to John McCain’s defense Tuesday.
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“I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God,” Romney tweeted.

Sen. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican appointed to McCain’s former seat, also defended the former senator. “Everyone should give him and his family the respect, admiration, and peace they deserve,” she wrote on Twitter.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), a Trump ally, praised McCain in a tweet but did not address the president’s attacks.

Isakson, chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is a general supporter of Trump but criticizes the president more often than many Republican lawmakers.

After last year’s controversy over the flag, he took to the Senate floor to blast the perceived insult to McCain, although he did not single out the president.

“Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping because most of those who would do the wrong thing about John McCain didn’t have the guts to do the right thing when it was their turn,” he said.

His focus has since narrowed to Trump and the impact of his comments.

“These kids are out there listening to the president of the United States talk that way about the most decorated senator in history who is dead, it just sets the worst tone possible,” he told the Bulwark.

Video of Trump Trashing John McCain

I don't know how the GOP can just ignore the trashing of a man who was once a hero to the GOP party ... would they stand by if these slurs had been made by President Obama?! Oh, yeah - he cut taxes on the mega rich - so it's all forgiveable. The pigs.
Gosh. That must have been a devastatingly grueling, hellish decision for Trump--approving the funeral.
Just imagine the trauma. The pain. The angst.
Hurt Feelings. PTSD. Anxiety. Depression. Possibly re-occurring bone spurs.
 
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I mean, she isn't wrong. Isn't it funny how, after the man dies, everyone comes out of the woodwork to pretend as if John McCain was an upstanding member of society and a paragon of virtue? Give me a fucking break.
 
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