Donald Trump continued attacking the late Sen. John McCain while delivering remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant in near Lordstown, Ohio: “I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted which as president I had to approve. I didn’t get a thank you, but that’s okay.”
With military tanks behind him, Trump continued: “We sent him on the way. But I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.” “I have to be honest, I’ve never liked him much. Hasn’t been for me. I really probably never will,” he added.
Quick fact-check, Donald Trump lied about approving McCain’s state funeral:
McCain’s PHX services were overseen by AZ state gov’t and protected by state troopers. Then Congress hosted McCain laying in state. Then Naval Academy hosted burial. All Trump did was allow military flight from PHX to Andrews, carrying McCain. https://t.co/uCDnooKNit
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) March 20, 2019
“John McCain received a fake and phony dossier,” Trump continued. “It was paid for by crooked Hillary Clinton. He got it. He didn’t give it to me, he turned it over to the FBI,” he said.
“I’m a very loyal person,” Trump added.
This is a disgrace on every level possible. It’s twisted and it’s sick. Donald Trump is demeaning the nation’s memory of John McCain, former GOP lawmaker David Jolly told Nicolle Wallace on Deadline White House. George Conway is right, Donald Trump is mentally ill and must be removed from office.
The only GOP senator to forcefully rebuke Donald Trump is Sen. Johnny Isakson. He said Trump is disrespecting the country and Sen. McCain’s family.