The relationship between president Donald Trump and the late Senator John McCain has been a rocky one, to say the least. McCain’s family has expressed their disdain for the current president as Trump continues to bash the deceased war hero even after his death.
According to a new report, Trump’s contempt for McCain reached a new height during his recent trip to Japan, when the White House apparently demanded that the warship, USS John McCain, be hidden out of sight.
Per the report from the Wall Street Journal, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official was involved in heavy conversation with the White House Military office as well as the seventh fleet of the Navy and ultimately emailed orders to Navy and Air Force officials that read, “USS John McCain needs to be out of sight.”
Journal writers Rebecca Ballhaus and Gordon Lubold reported on the details of how exactly officials went about hiding the massive ship:
A tarp was hung over the ship’s name ahead of the president’s trip, according to photos reviewed by the Journal, and sailors were directed to remove any coverings from the ship that bore its name. After the tarp was taken down, a barge was moved closer to the ship, obscuring its name. Sailors on the ship, who typically wear caps bearing its name, were given the day off during Mr. Trump’s visit, people familiar with the matter said.”
As expected, POTUS received heavy criticism almost instantly. But equally as expected, he has already taken to his Twitter account in an attempt to deny the reports and distract the public from what he’s done by offering offhand praise of our military:
I was not informed about anything having to do with the Navy Ship USS John S. McCain during my recent visit to Japan. Nevertheless, @FLOTUS and I loved being with our great Military Men and Women – what a spectacular job they do!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019
He can claim he was “not informed” all he wants. We all know how petty he is.
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