Seventy-three years ago today the world was cursed by the birth of the man who would go on to become the worst president in the history of the United States. While the birthday of a president should be a time to celebrate them and their accomplishments, with Donald Trump it feels a lot closer to a day of mourning. Imagine how much better this world would be if his mother had never given birth to such an ogre.
Since most sane Americans have no reason to throw a party for the man actively working to undermine our democracy, many of them found a clever way to troll him instead by getting the hashtag #JohnMcCainDay trending on Twitter, a move sure to infuriate a president who feuded with and despised the late senator.
Trump has proven incapable of shaking McCain’s legacy, so consumed is he with insecurity and jealousy when he compares himself to the beloved war hero. Recently, the White House requested that the U.S.S. McCain be moved out of sight for Trump’s visit to Japan. Apparently, even there the mere sight of the senator’s surname is too much for our thin-skinned, craven president.
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The tweets that came pouring out for #JohnMcCain day mostly consisted of an outpouring of love and appreciation for McCain who — even if one disagreed with his many problematic policies — was an undeniable patriot, a man who loved this country in a way Trump never has and never will. The late senator’s life was worth celebrating, and in many ways, this country is better for him having lived and served. The same cannot and will not ever be said of Donald J. Trump.
While McCain Day is for now just a Twitter trend, a chance to remember him, it’s not inconceivable that one day it could become an official national holiday. One thing that is certain is that there will never be a “Trump Day,” not unless it’s created to celebrate the day he’s finally booted out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Honoring an American hero today.
I’m sure this would mean a lot to patriot like Donald Trump. #JohnMcCainDay
— andy lassner (@andylassner) June 14, 2019
June 14th is Flag Day.
June 14th is President Trump's birthday.
— CNN (@CNN) June 14, 2019
We had a lot of policy disagreements with John McCain and battles over use of military force. We never held back in our fights. But, we also always honored his sacrifice and heroism, in uniform. We still do. And that’s what we’re honoring, on this #JohnMcCainDay pic.twitter.com/oCEaf7uiXI
— VoteVets (@votevets) June 14, 2019
46 years ago Senator John McCain stepped off a plane after being held captive in Vietnam for 1,967 days. He was a Captain in the US Navy who served for 23+ years. Awarded the Purple Heart & Silver Star. He’s an American hero. Trump’s a zero. #JohnMcCainDay pic.twitter.com/DYB8kaIY6w
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 14, 2019
Lindsey Graham would love to be part of #JohnMcCainDay but he has to get his clown outfit ready for Donny’s bday party
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) June 14, 2019
— Leslie K (@Harpy9) June 14, 2019
""Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone." – John McCain pic.twitter.com/DxVcJDHgO6
— CorvusTX (@CorvusTx) June 14, 2019
— Joy Prime (@odetojoy0811) June 14, 2019
“Frankly, I would never accept an award from Vladimir Putin because then you kind of give some credence and credibility to this butcher, this KGB agent, which is what he is.” — John McCain #JohnMcCainDay pic.twitter.com/audYgSbSwz
— NationalJohnMcCainDay Friday, June 14, 2019 (Fan) (@StephenBright) June 14, 2019
— Claudia Jackson (@ClaudiaLJackson) June 14, 2019
Wonderful charcoal and pencil drawing by @JonLionFineArt to honor the late Sen #JohnMcCain. Give Jon a follow, and make sure to RT this as we celebrate #JohnMcCainDay. Truly #McCain was a wonderful hero, patriot, statesman, and #Conservative icon.
— News Media Orphans (@NewsOrphans) June 14, 2019
— Chris Hatfield (@chrisghatfield) June 14, 2019
Mine, as well.
I’m looking forward to eliciting this response from Mitch again soon.
“Thwarted” looks good on him.
— Carol Manning (@bunny_manning) June 14, 2019
— John Sullivan (@JohnSulliPhoto) June 14, 2019
I know #JohnMcCainDay is just a twitter thing, but I did want to reflect on this picture I took in Vietnam last week. It’s a monument on the site where McCain was captured. After he died, people left bouquets out of respect. Quite a few people we met would fondly invoke his name. pic.twitter.com/jTBULQuH3b
— Tyler (@yaboitybreezy) June 14, 2019