Donald Trump’s treatment of Sen. John McCain was disgusting even while the American hero was alive, but Trump has still chosen to be a petty and vile human being even after the Senator’s death.
While the rest of the country was paying their respects and sending an outpouring of tributes and supportive messages to McCain’s family (including former presidents), Trump instead played golf and tweeted about his Russian investigation and the economy. When Trump finally found it in himself to tweet about the heroic Senator, it was the most half-a**sed thing to ever appear on his pathetic timeline. Trump said:
My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!”
Trump was clearly forced to make some sort of statement by his team, but that’s not even the worst of it. Trump’s White House aides had wanted Trump to make a far greater statement on McCain, but that never happened because Trump completely nixed the idea. Staff administration members had even gone through the entire internal approval process to create a statement honoring McCain’s life, only to have Trump smack it down. The Washington Post reported that Trump shot down the official White House statement praising McCain for his heroism and service. Instead, Trump told his aides that he would post his brief, insincere tweet on McCain.
Not even Trump’s most high profile administration members could convince him to behave like an adult. Another inside source said that even White House chief of staff John Kelly and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had tried to convince Trump to release an official statement and praise McCain as the “hero” he was, but Trump refused.
BREAKING: Chief of Staff John Kelly,Sarah Sanders and other White House aides told Trump to issue an official WH Statement praising John McCain for his service and to called him a hero
Trump reportedly refused according to a Washington Post report
THIS IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) August 27, 2018
This is absolutely disgusting behavior by the President of the United States. Even after spending years insulting McCain’s contributions and service to our country, he cannot bear to honor the life of this great man. Already, Trump has decided that the flag would no longer be flown at half-staff at the White House, despite the fact that it still is everywhere else. Trump is a child and does not deserve to run this country. McCain’s family deserves a president who would honor the Senator’s life.
UPDATE: Later today, Trump was still refusing to make any real comment on McCain, even after reporters repeatedly questioned him after his NAFTA call with the President of Mexico.
Pres Trump declined to answer questions at the end of the announcement. Was asked to reflect on the legacy of Sen. McCain, but declined. Sat silent and cross-armed as press pool herded out of the Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/Yzmqnxq14M
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 27, 2018
The video is even more disturbing:
“Mr. President, any thoughts on John McCain?” @jonkarl asks following Pres. Trump’s announcement on trade. “Any thoughts on the legacy of John McCain?”
— ABC News (@ABC) August 27, 2018
What a child!
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