Trump Lambasted on Twitter After Attacking John McCain: ‘Only Cowards Attack Dead People’
On Saturday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to blast the late Sen. John McCain.
“Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier ‘is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.’ Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel,” Trump wrote, putting his own spin on Starr’s words. “He had far worse ‘stains’ than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!”
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
Shortly after that, Meghan McCain offered a fierce response, writing on Twitter, “No one will ever love you the way they loved my father.”
Yet it wasn’t just McCain’s daughter who was riled by the president’s words.
Twitter quickly pointed out Trump was speaking ill of the dead.
brave of trump to finally attack mccain by name once he's dead https://t.co/3RzBvPBd4N
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 16, 2019
He’s dead, you plank. https://t.co/VkdJr7ZVvt
— Stephen Mangan (@StephenMangan) March 16, 2019
Trump is once again attacking a deceased US senator and war hero for no apparent reason https://t.co/j4KBmHZkUp
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) March 16, 2019
The president has harsher language for a dead war hero than he does for dictator Kim Jong Un. https://t.co/7JlPG1efvy
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) March 16, 2019
Just go and literally piss on the dude's grave and get it over with https://t.co/bmRpe3SM88
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 16, 2019
Wow Trump again attacks John McCain. What a vile human being! https://t.co/by1G6ix4zx
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 16, 2019
New York Times’ Wajahat Ali — who ripped Trump last night on CNN — also took it as an opportunity to remind Trump that a white supremacist and alleged terrorist mentioned him by name.
The New Zealand terrorist said you are a "renewed symbol of white identity." Just reminding you. https://t.co/hp7lkJMi8k
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) March 16, 2019
Others pointed out that McCain is war hero, while Trump never served.
John McCain received a Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, a Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, and two Legion of Merit medals after his time in Vietnam.
Donald Trump received four draft deferments and alleged bone spurs. https://t.co/SD246QJSwa
— Morten Øverbye (@morten) March 16, 2019
Still more Twitter denizens noted that Trump’s tweet, well, made him sound like a “coward” and an “asshole” in their estimations.
WINDOW INTO SOUL
Trump often praises Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un because they help him and flatter him….
…. but he attacks a deceased, patriot for putting loyalty to America head of loyalty to Trump. https://t.co/3BsnZOcg9B
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) March 16, 2019
Only cowards attack dead people. https://t.co/m5mSdhytYZ
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) March 16, 2019
You're an asshole. https://t.co/rRnxvGY1PQ
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) March 16, 2019
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