I don't try to change anyone's mind about Trump with my posts. I post here to document the atrocious Trump and his administration so that someday we can look back and shake our collective heads at the time 30 percent of America lost its moral compass and supported the worst president to ever sit in the Oval Office.
Once, long ago, the GOP admired all things military to the point of fetishsizing anyone or anything associated with military service. Not anymore. We listen in amazement to the silence in the GOP while its morally diseased president insults, demeans, and mocks a dead naval officer who spent five years as a POW in Vietnam. It's astounding that very few Goopers have come out against Trump's shockingly dishonorable behavior. None of the usual right wing blogs have said a word about it. Moral cowards. That seems to be the only group left in the Party of Lincoln these days. Moral cowards.
I write this to document once again Trump's determination to drag the GOP down to his petty, juvenile level where he never lets a grievance go unTwittered. And when he does so, the whole world sees what a small, jealous, inadequate human being he truly is.
Trump on McCain's funeral: “I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president, I had to approve,” he told a crowd at an Ohio event. “I don’t care about this, I didn’t get ‘thank you’ that’s OK. We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”
Trump, as usual, is lying. He didn't "give" McCain the "funeral he wanted." Trump had nothing to do with it, except to supply Air Force Two to fly McCain to Washington D.C. for the honors and the memorial service he deserved, and to which Trump was barred, by order of the desceased and his family. This must be the core of Trump's jealously and envy. He was not allowed to be present at a very important national event to honor a national hero -- something that Trump knows he'll never be.
"Washington National Cathedral was honored to host the funeral service for Senator John McCain. All funerals and memorial services at the Cathedral are organized by the family of the deceased; only a state funeral for a former president involves consultation with government officials," a cathedral spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill on Thursday. "No funeral at the Cathedral requires the approval of the president or any other government official," he added.
I was no great fan of John McCain, and I blame him for his foolish choice of running Sarah Palin as his vice president. I'm sure he regretted having her on the ticket once her true character bled through the hype surrounding her introduction to big time politics. But despite the many issues I disagreed with McCain on, I never disparaged the suffering and pain he endured as a POW in service to America.
The GOP's president started his campaign by trashing John McCain, and Trump is still at it, this time mocking and trashing a dead man who cannot answer Trump's disgusting slanders. There's very little that is baser or more evil than that.
Trump must know that he'll never be as honored, as admired, or, as Megan McCain said, as loved as John McCain.
This is a truth, and it must haunt Trump's villainous soul.