Days after reviving his vendetta against the late Republican Arizona Senator John McCain, President Donald Trump continued to bash the war hero and 2008 Republican presidential nominee in a five minute diatribe.
While talking to service members and supporters in Lima, Ohio, Trump said of McCain:
"I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. 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."
Ironically, Trump's latest complaint came moments after touting his treatment of United States veterans.
President Trump on John McCain: "I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve… https://t.co/saGN7mCXK9— CSPAN (@CSPAN) 1553111170.0
Trump's callousness, to many, represented a new low for the President.
@cspan he goes lower and lower and lower..— Kerry Burns (@Kerry Burns) 1553111752.0
@cspan THIS IS NOT NORMAL.— Pierre Atlas (@Pierre Atlas) 1553112344.0
@cspan Are you fucking kidding me? I just audibly gasped and cringed at this. If my teenager was ever this publicly… https://t.co/xbPicx6QTS— Madeleine (@Madeleine) 1553111535.0
@cspan Omg - someone make this stop.— JulieC (@JulieC) 1553112266.0
@cspan Did he really just say we can't mistreat our vets while talking crap about a deceased vet?— mike davenport (@mike davenport) 1553112534.0
People soon pointed out the obvious.
It's difficult for a deceased person to express gratitude.
@thehill In his defense, Trump doesn't understand what death means #finito— HeadlineZoo (@HeadlineZoo) 1553113818.0
@YahooNews https://t.co/lVGK6Q0Sih— Serenity Now! (@Serenity Now!) 1553113775.0
The dead man I've been dumping on didn't thank me from beyond the grave for passively aggressively approving his funeral.— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes) 1553110698.0
@YahooNews How is John McCain suppose to thank you? You’re a sick man!— beverly y (@beverly y) 1553112286.0
Trump famously wasn't invited to McCain's funeral, and many of the eulogies—such as daughter Meghan McCain's and former President Barack Obama's—contrasted McCain's decency with Trump's lack thereof.
People were quick to point this out.
@YahooNews He wasn’t invited to the funeral.— Leigh Crosby (@Leigh Crosby) 1553111848.0
Trump says about McCain that he gave him the kind of funeral he wanted but didn’t get thanked. This is all about th… https://t.co/ey3h8ZqTnQ— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1553111937.0
@cspan @StevenTDennis Anyone reminded him he wasn't invited and the funeral had nothing to do with him. Oh right he isn't all there.— Shar G (@Shar G) 1553112381.0
A new low, indeed.