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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.
Trump nixed an official White House statement Saturday that praised McCain as a “hero” and applauded his life, saying he wanted to tweet instead. No kind words for McCain in the tweet. My story: https://t.co/vAlM4VuPXp
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 26, 2018
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 26, 2018
President Trump wanted to tweet about John McCain’s death instead of issuing a traditional White House statement. https://t.co/2mxrbXLHSL
— Axios (@axios) August 27, 2018
The WH had a statement prepared calling McCain a “hero,” but President Trump rejected it and instead issued the brief tweet that didn’t mention anything about the late Senator’s life, according to the Washington Post. https://t.co/gTn05k8tc7
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) August 26, 2018
— Rosalind Helderman (@PostRoz) August 26, 2018
The White House drafted a statement praising Senator John McCain as a war hero. Trump — who has never apologized for saying McCain was not a war hero “because he was captured” — rejected the statement and posted a tweet that said nothing good about McCain. https://t.co/OA9vxmv0l3
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 26, 2018
— New York Post (@nypost) August 27, 2018
What a petty, petty, man…https://t.co/0yJhrUXdGZ
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 27, 2018
Trump is a terrible human being https://t.co/aAQSaXcKSp
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 26, 2018
I say again that Trump has no idea how to do “human” let alone president https://t.co/tJBmyehhKi
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 26, 2018
Trump rejected issuing a statement that praised the heroism and life of Sen. John McCain, telling senior aides he preferred to issue a tweet that did not include any kind words for the late Arizona Republican. https://t.co/tOGcrGkWKb
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 27, 2018
— Carol Costello (@CarolHLN) August 27, 2018
I can’t say I expected to see a day when a French president and a Canadian prime minister would acknowledge American greatness and an American president would not. https://t.co/x9PgyHVNT2
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 27, 2018
What’s the opposite of classy? Trumpism? https://t.co/mhP864Ug3C
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 26, 2018
How did we wind up with such a garbage human as leader of the free world? https://t.co/qDTVVa2p4h
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) August 26, 2018
If this surprised you, you haven’t been paying attention https://t.co/ehF4MMG7Ak
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) August 26, 2018
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