August 27, 2018 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Trump Believes Racism Makes Him Strong. McCain Knew Better
Why won't Trump honor McCain's memory?
The Post reported Sunday that President Donald Trump refused to respect and honor the memory of John McCain, who died over the weekend, by calling the fighter pilot, prisoner of war, and popular member of the United States Senate a “hero.”
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and other White House aides advocated for an official statement that gave the decorated Vietnam War POW plaudits for his military and Senate service and called him a “hero … The original statement was drafted before McCain died Saturday, and Sanders and others edited a final version this weekend that was ready for the president, the aides said. But Trump told aides he wanted to post a brief tweet instead, and the statement praising McCain’s life was not released.
This morning, while flags in Washington and elsewhere were flying in McCain’s honor at half mast, the flag atop the White House was conspicuously flying at full mast.