The death of John McCain Saturday evening was something many did not see coming as quickly as it did. Just the day before, McCain’s camp released a statement saying that the senator had chosen to stop all treatments for his aggressive form of brain cancer. Within 24 hours, he was gone.
An outpouring of grief and condolences flooded social media outlets around the world as people spoke out in remembrance of the Vietnam war hero who was shot down and held captive as a P.O.W. for five years.
The phoniest “sympathies and respect” came from the president of the United States. Trump’s staffers obviously took matter into their own hands, posting two sentences about McCain’s death that Trump would have never posted himself. The post read:
My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2018
Now, Donald’s precious daughter Ivanka has chimed in with her own thoughts on the passing of Senator McCain:
Honoring the memory and legacy of Senator John McCain, an American patriot, who served our great nation with distinction.
My prayers are with Senator McCain’s family and loved ones as our nation mourns his passing.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 26, 2018
The internet’s reaction was out of control, as per the usual. We saved the best responses to Ivanka’s tweet below: