Trump’s hatred of the late Senator John McCain is quickly becoming a prominent element of his presidency. We all know he evaded serving in the military while McCain was refusing to give intelligence to the North Vietnamese despite being brutally tortured. The president feels grossly inadequate when he compares himself. The senator’s legacy is checkered policy-wise but no one can impugn his patriotism, a vital trait which the current occupant of the Oval Office is sorely lacking.
So let’s rub it in his face. Veteran organizations have decided to celebrate the Fourth of July by handing out t-shirts in D.C. bearing McCain’s image reports The Hill. VoteVets, a vocally anti-Trump organization, has teamed up with Rags of Honor for the initiative. They intend to distribute the attire during what is sure to be Trump’s utterly inane speech at the National Mall.
The shirts will present the Navy destroyer ship which the administration demanded be moved during Trump’s visit to Japan because his delicate sensibility couldn’t handle even seeing the name of the man who history will regard a million times better than himself. The shirt says “Big Bad John,” the nickname for the ship in question, which is a far more affectionate nickname that the orange and greasy man we are discussing will ever have.
“Whether it was Sen. McCain, his father, his grandfather or his sons, the McCain family has given more to this country than most, and America’s birthday seems like a great time to honor that service and sacrifice. After all, people like them – and there aren’t many – made these kinds of celebrations possible,” said Mark Doyle, the man who founded Rags of Honor.
The president will be faced with two options: ignore this noble protest or confront it. The latter would once again reveal him to be the vile creature he is at heart, a man who pretends to love the military who really despises those who served in his stead out of guilt. This Fourth of July we can all celebrate America by reminding its president that he doesn’t stand for what we believe.