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President Trump rejected a White House statement praising Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) following his death on Saturday, according to a Washington Post report.

Trump reportedly told his aides that he preferred to tweet his condolence, and tweeted out a pared-down statement in which he did not offer praise of the Arizona Republican.

The article goes on to state the following:

“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain,” Trump tweeted after reports confirmed that McCain had died. “Our hearts and prayers are with you!”

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, chief of staff John Kelly and other White House aides advocated for a detailed official statement that referred to McCain as a “hero” and gave him accolades for his military service, the Post reported. Aides wrote the statement and Sanders edited it over the weekend.

Trump declined to release the statement.

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. The tweet was a good one, he stated that he and Melania were praying for the family in their time of grief and had he said more the family would’ve been insulted. The only thing that he could have said in that tweet would have been that even though the two of them did not see eye to eye that he was saddened by the passing. Anything other than that would have been wrong, and come across as insincere and that would be way more hurtful to the family.

    No matter what the President says is going to be wrong in the eyes of the media and the left. Keeping it short, sweet, and to the point was the best move on his part.

  2. McCain doesn’t want Trump at his funeral. McCain is having the worst president ever, Obama, give his eulogy. I think Trump said all that he needed to say.

  3. First, no one knows if the claim is true. Second, he was attacked from the left for even commenting at all on McCain’s death, as if he had no right at all to even speak this paragon of virtue’s name. I hope conservatives and other Trump supporters are seeing there is no way for him to be right, in the media, Hollywood, and the left or Never Trumper political pundit world.

    The way this is going is literally insane.

    What he wrote is appropriate and considerate of the McCain family’s hatred of him. Period.

  4. People dont want to face the fact. MCcane had special treament in the Navy. His father was high ranking in the navy. He crashed two planes. yea he was captured in Vietnam. i give him respect that. But not as a politicly. In that area he sucked period.

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