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.
More from Twitter:
Two sources confirm to @CNBC that this is the email showing coordinated efforts to put the USS John McCain “out of sight.”
— Amanda Macias (@amanda_m_macias) May 30, 2019
At some point the the officers, Chiefs and crew are going to talk. More documents will be received. Evidence will be conclusive then you as @chinfo @ViceCHINFO will have to walk this back … before Congress. https://t.co/VC8teLAHvn
— Malcolm USS John McCain Nance (@MalcolmNance) May 30, 2019
Trump is a small, petty man — a coward that dodged the draft, lived off daddy’s money & became president because Russia helped him win.
His fear is that he will never be a great leader like John McCain was, and he is 100% right. https://t.co/7uDucDPSn1
— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) May 30, 2019
That fact that his staff, with or without his knowledge, moved the USS John McCain is something normal in a dictatorship – to appease an insecure, mentally unbalanced leader – not in our democracy.
So glad McCain’s best friend @LindseyGrahamSC is speaking up. Oh wait…
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 30, 2019