Donald Trump says whoever made the decision to cover up the late Sen. John McCain’s name on the Navy ship in Japan was “well meaning.” The man is triggered by the mere sight of McCain’s name.

Trump said: Trump: Whoever kept USS John McCain out of sight “did it because they thought I didn’t like him. And they were well-meaning.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House wanted the U.S. Navy to move the USS John McCain “out of sight” ahead of Trump’s visit to Japan last week.

“A tarp was hung over the ship’s name ahead of the president’s trip… and sailors were directed to remove any coverings from the ship that bore its name. After the tarp was taken down, a barge was moved closer to the ship, obscuring its name. Sailors on the ship, who typically wear caps bearing its name, were given the day off during Mr. Trump’s visit.”

The copy of the email has surfaced and clearly shows the request being made from the White House Military Office.

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