Donald Trump loves to present himself as some kind of savior of the classic male archetype yet fulfills none of the requirements. He whines more than anyone you’ve ever met, has a mockably fragile ego, and obsesses over those with greater accomplishments, perhaps most notably the late Senator John McCain.
The only one left to really defend the deceased war hero is his daughter Meghan McCain who, for all her deeply problematic opinions, has been a consistent and outspoken critic of the Trump administration.
The president’s most recent disrespect of the dead senator came with reports that the Navy was ordered to hide the USS John McCain (which was originally named after Senator McCain ‘s father and grandfather) so that our thin-skinned leader didn’t have to look at the name written on its side. Presumably, even a simple reminder that the greater man existed would send our submoronic leader into a paroxysm of rage.
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Now, Meghan McCain has accused Trump of creating a culture in which people are “fearful to show my father’s name.” While she has been repeatedly and fairly accused of exploiting her late father’s name, in this case, she is correct. Trump simply cannot move on.
“The president’s actions have consequences and when you repeatedly are attacking my father and war heroes it creates a culture in the military where people are clearly fearful to show my father’s name. That’s what started this again,” said McCain on The View. “If you’re afraid to have a hat or show the name of the warship which is named after my grandfather, who was an officer in the Navy,” she continued.
She brings up a fair point, that even the brave departed who have served this country are not out of bounds to a president who repeatedly lied about “bone spurs” to avoid military service.” If those who served courageously can be mocked and erased, why should anyone aspire to mirror their examples? It’s a dangerous precedent.
“If you’re a sailor on this ship, you think there’s going to be retribution. I think it’s horrible. It’s bad for Americans,” she added.
Watch the clip below.
.@MeghanMcCain reacts to a White House directive to cover-up the name on USS McCain from president’s view while in Japan: “When you repeatedly are attacking my father and war heroes, it creates a culture in the military where people are clearly fearful to show my father’s name.” pic.twitter.com/bu1KL0RaVk
— The View (@TheView) May 30, 2019