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Trump uses official speech to brag about letting McCain have a funeral

Trump is still attacking McCain, who died seven months ago.

By Emily Singer - March 20, 2019

Trump continued his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain on Wednesday, dedicating a large chunk of a speech he gave in Ohio to maligning the Arizona Republican who has been dead for seven months.

Trump even launched a new line of criticism against McCain, saying he allowed McCain to have the “kind of funeral that he wanted” but complained that he “didn’t get a thank you” for his generosity.

“That’s OK. We sent him on the way but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain,” Trump said.

Yes, Trump actually criticized a dead war hero for not thanking him from beyond the grave for approving the kind of funeral McCain requested.

But that wasn’t the only line of attack Trump levied against McCain.

Trump said McCain “didn’t get the job done for our vets and the VA.” Yes, Trump, who dodged the draft in Vietnam, actually said that McCain, who served in that war and was held prisoner and tortured for years, was not a friend to veterans.

And he continued to criticize McCain’s vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

Trump has been roundly criticized for repeatedly jabbing at McCain, who can no longer fight back given he is no longer alive.

GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) even went as far as calling Trump’s McCain comments “deplorable” — using a term Hillary Clinton employed to describe Trump and his racist supporters.

Yet the criticism didn’t stop Trump from continuing on his bizarre revenge campaign against the late senator.

At points, it even seemed like Trump was reading his attacks from his teleprompter, raising questions about whether the jabs a McCain were written into his speech.

It’s unclear why Trump wants to keep the media narrative focused on his sick revenge fantasies against a dead senator, but that’s exactly what Trump did by using his speech to malign McCain.

But then again, Trump is great at stomping on his own narrative. That’s why his approval rating is so low.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.

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