After the U.S.S. John McCain, stationed in Japan, was covered with a tarp and hidden behind a barge during President Donald Trump’s visit, he denied accusations that he demanded it be “out of sight.”
An email to Navy commanders in preparation for Trump’s visit reportedly made the demands, but Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he “was not informed about anything having to do with the Navy Ship USS John S. McCain” during the visit.
The tweet came after Meghan McCain called Trump a “child” and said he was “threatened” by her father’s greatness and life. “It makes my grief unbearable,” she tweeted.
Trump praised the military with which he and wife Melania were able to visit during the Japan trip, tweeting that they do a “spectacular job.” Trump made a Memorial Day speech from the naval base.
McCain and Trump repeatedly sparred during the 2016 primary, and McCain was the deciding vote against Trump’s Obamacare repeal and replace legislation in the Senate. Trump was not invited to McCain’s funeral and has continued to criticize his record since his passing.
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