President Trump Signs ‘John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act,’ Doesn’t Mention John McCain


On Monday, President Donald Trump signed the ‘John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019’ and left one person out of his speech: Senator John S. McCain.

In fact, he didn’t even say the name of the Authorization he was signing. He never uttered McCain’s name.

But Sen. McCain is part of this bill, not just in name, mentioned or not. The ailing Republican Senator issued a statement today. His wife, Cindy McCain, tweeted just after the signing to capture that moment.

The fact that Trump didn’t mention McCain didn’t escape anyone’s attention, and several reporters remarked on it.

The answer was “no”, he would not.

For his part, Sen. McCain, the war hero veteran for whom the Act was named, issued his own statement, which begins with the words “President Trump.”

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