But while it’s not the most important thing in the world, the latest nonsense from the White House involving the late Senator John McCain -also not one of my favorite people- is simply beyond the pale. It is utterly nothing more than the act of a fundamentally indecent individual, devoid of class, empathy, and dignity. The man has not been dead for even a year, and President Donald Trump simply will not stop shitting on his memory.
As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official wrote an email to Navy and Air Force officials about Trump’s arrival in Japan over Memorial Day weekend. It included instructions for the proper landing areas for helicopters and preparations for the USS Wasp, the ship on which the president was to speak.
The official then issued a third instruction: “USS John McCain needs to be out of sight,” according to the email, which was obtained by the Journal and whose existence was confirmed to The Associated Press.
The three U.S. officials spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private email correspondence.
Trump is denying any knowledge of it, but the man lies all the time so there’s no way anyone can believe his protestations of innocence. Meghan McCain certainly isn’t buying it.
Trump is a child who will always be deeply threatened by the greatness of my dads incredible life. There is a lot of criticism of how much I speak about my dad, but nine months since he passed, Trump won't let him RIP. So I have to stand up for him.
It makes my grief unbearable. https://t.co/gUbFAla1VE
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 30, 2019
I don’t like being in the position of having to defend someone like McCain, an entitled child of wealthy parents, who was born on third base and thinks she hit a triple. But here we are.
I simply do not understand what would drive someone to repeatedly and public demonize a dead person, while that person’s immediate family is still alive and mourning. I mean, there are exceptions: the victims of Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Idi Amin, and their ilk certainly have the right to celebrate the death of a brutal dictator.
But John McCain, whatever his many faults, wasn’t that. He was a military brat who served his country honorably, which is an ongoing thorn in our classless president’s side. He was a conservative Republican who voted with Trump most of the time.
Whatever you can say about Meghan McCain, she clearly loved her father. And so did Cindy. And so does Bridget, who’s not even a public person.
These poor people -who again, haven’t even had a year without the family patriach- have to relive his loss publicly every single time Trump brings it up. And it’s clear he revels in. What kind of weirdo takes pleasure in tormenting the still-grieving family of a dead man?
It’s fucking wrong, and the president needs to shut his fat fucking mouth and leave the goddamn McCains alone. And that goes double for his awful garbage base that thinks it’s funny.