It doesn’t take much to understand that a president who has been banned from two funerals, both honoring people who are members of his own party, is a terrible person and a hated man. Following the death of longtime senator and war hero John McCain, Trump showed once again how disrespectful and petty he can be to those who didn’t bend to his will during his campaign and presidency.
As the nation remembers John McCain, the flags at the White House are not at half staff. pic.twitter.com/9D32OH6YZa
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) August 27, 2018
Trump ordered flags to be lowered to half staff to honor McCain’s death, but quickly raised them again much sooner than is normally expected according to protocol. To date, as the nation still mourns and memorials still flood the airwaves, Trump has not said a single kind word about the late senator, and has flatly refused to do so. Instead, he sent thoughts and prayers to the family rather than issuing a statement honoring McCain.
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
The two have been at odds for some time, most notably after Trump insisted that John McCain was not a war hero because he had been captured in Vietnam. Trump said during his campaign that he prefers “people who weren’t captured, okay?” For many, his candidacy should have ended there, yet Republican voters were not only willing to overlook it, but to turn on the man who fought honorably and bravely for his country, instead.
JOHN MCCAIN IS A:
HE’S NEVER WON A FAIR ELECTION, & HES DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DEATHS WORLDWIDE.☠️
— Austin Steinbart (@austinsteinbart) August 25, 2018
The flag at the White House is sure to raise eyebrows, but it seems just another petty move on behalf of an insecure, immature, and vicious president who cannot stand criticism of any form. The day he leaves the White House may stabilize the country a bit, but the stain he will leave on it will remain for years to come.