Once again, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) came through with a powerful message to our great nation. Sadly, Donald Trump managed to slack out a self-congratulatory tweet. The Donald dodged his responsibility to serve the nation during the Vietnam War, because his doctor said he had bone spurs. Senator McCain put Trump to shame with his moving message.
Trump apparently could not resist making his message all about himself and completely missed the true meaning. He tweeted:
‘Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!’
Former Army Lt. Col. and pilot Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) lost both of her legs in battle when she was shot down, and she called the president “cadet bone spur” according to Business Insider.
‘I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft-dodger. And I have a message for Cadet Bone Spurs: If you cared about our military, you’d stop baiting Kim Jong Un into a war that could put 85,000 American troops and millions of innocent civilians in danger.’
McCain has outclassed Trump at every turn. It started during the 2016 presidential campaign when the man now sitting in the Oval Office said, according to POLITICO:
‘He’s (McCain) not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.’
In stark contrast, the Arizona senator wrote:
‘Today we honor the Americans who sacrificed everything to secure the blessings of liberty. Family and friends to some, heroes to all – who lived, fought and died for the safety and future of a great and good nation. God bless them and grant them perpetual peace. #MemorialDay‘
McCain perfect message reached across the aisle and touched many Democratic hearts. One wrote:
‘God bless you sir. We may not always agree politically but I believe you are a man of honor. Thank you for saying what our supposed potus did not.’
The Arizona senator has been in undergoing treatment for a rare form of brain cancer. Since then, he has written a book The Restless Wave, voted when he could, but most importantly – he showed us how to be.
McCain has also been showing the world how a president should really act: with honor, integrity, and patriotism. Instead, Trump bombards the country with lies, selfishness, and cruelty.
McCain does not need to brag, boast, nor self-promote. Instead, he lives as an example with his dramatic final thumbs down that saved Obamacare and bravery.
His Republican Party may be nearly dead now, replaced by the new Trump Party. This invites hatred, knocking over the pillars of our democracy – such as the DOJ and the free press, and separating infants and toddlers from their mothers seeking asylum.
The Twitter world exploded in honor of Senator McCain’s life of service, those who have fought to protect us, and all fallen soldiers. Here are some more of our favorites below:
Featured Image via Getty Images/Win McNamee.