As the nation pays its respects to Senator John McCain, one man has made it clear that he isn’t moved by the outpouring of affection and respect for the Vietnam veteran.
President Trump has gone out of his way to let us know that he thinks McCain’s death is getting too much attention and is taking the spotlight away from him, even sparking an unnecessary outpouring of outrage from veterans’ groups and media figures alike when he demanded that his staff prematurely raised the White House flag from its half-mast mourning position back up to the regular position.
But a new report from behind the scenes shows just how unfeeling and callous he really is. Business Insider is reporting that Trump mocked his spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, for her revulsion at his behavior.
When she asked him if McCain would have been a better president than Barack Obama, the man who beat him in the 2008 election, Trump refused to answer — and then joked that she was having a “nervous breakdown” when she stared at him in horror.
McCain’s antipathy towards McCain goes back to 1999, when he first questioned McCain’s status as a war hero for being held captive for so many years. Trump, of course, infamously dodged the draft by claiming he had “bone spurs” in his feet.
It just goes to show that the President’s utter contempt for anyone who dares oppose him on anything extends even to his staunchest defenders and the people that he relies upon to keep his bloated, rotting head above water.