To honor ailing Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, Congress named the latest defense policy the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 but Trump ignored the Senator completely.
While discussing and signing the bill, President Trump completely ghosted the former prisoner of war, active member of the Senate and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. This is not the first time Trump has shown little respect for the decorated war hero. In 2015, Trump said McCain was only a hero because he was captured, but that Trump liked people who weren't captured.
Trump, in a clear attempt to snub the Senator, even omitted McCain's name when saying the name of the bill. Trump did get the funding he was looking for to the tune of $12 million for the military parade he wants. The obvious retaliation by Trump against McCain who is battling brain cancer, did not go over on social media.
Friendly reminder that John McCain endured torture for five years because he wouldn’t leave his fellow airmen behin… https://t.co/lCvCThIA9o— Marie Connor (@Marie Connor) 1534197279.0
Not only does Trump fail to mention John McCain during a speech where he signed a bill named after him, Trump proce… https://t.co/FD6vO6PrNZ— Ted Corcoran (RedTRaccoon) (@Ted Corcoran (RedTRaccoon)) 1534190338.0
Trump’s failure even to *mention* this dying military hero in the event celebrating a spending bill *named* after… https://t.co/aWTQiyg6Qv— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe) 1534194511.0
The president didn't thank -- or even mention -- @SenJohnMcCain today, when he signed the Defense bill named after… https://t.co/JJKSr9BmOc— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper) 1534194657.0
He kicked off his campaign by smearing McCain (and all POWs). Donald Trump is just a pathetically small man of low/… https://t.co/Jd4SOitiPa— VoteVets (@VoteVets) 1534197152.0
I was in #Hanoi with @SenJohnMcCain in 2000; saw where he was shot down and the prison in which he nearly died. N… https://t.co/3kFZMdxXid— howardfineman (@howardfineman) 1534209138.0
And about that parade for himself.
We can’t afford working chairs in my unit, but Trump is spending millions in an attempt to create a redundant milit… https://t.co/W1ZjrmFfSp— Alt. Armed Forces (@Alt. Armed Forces) 1534012622.0
The U.S. now spends more on its military than the next 11 countries combined. This war bill includes $7.6 billion f… https://t.co/PkMkGs2Yd6— Brian Trautman 🌹 (@Brian Trautman 🌹) 1534197367.0
Thanks Scott Kelly for saying on CNN for what a lot of us feel. Trump’s military parade in November is not somethin… https://t.co/lQilfbaTx5— Patti Justice (@Patti Justice) 1533842813.0
@staceydash @staceydash how do you explain that @realDonaldTrump has never visited US troops in a war zone in his l… https://t.co/fLegt8HgNw— Tom Arnold (@Tom Arnold) 1534022739.0
Although he isn't getting a parade or even a mention, McCain still took the high road.
I'm proud the NDAA is now law & humbled Congress chose to designate it in my name. As Chairman of the Armed Service… https://t.co/3wFFoq9v7l— John McCain (@John McCain) 1534190057.0
The people were here for McCain.
@PatFairey @SenJohnMcCain I may not have always agreed with John McCain's politics, but I will always honor him for… https://t.co/9Ny510zCe8— Charlie (@Charlie) 1534199498.0
@SenJohnMcCain So proud of you sir! Though I'm not a Republican and have disagreed with you from time to time, ther… https://t.co/UHJlRWAtFQ— sallysalamander (@sallysalamander) 1534201982.0
@SenJohnMcCain Bravo sir! 🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸 https://t.co/Ulr8c3bGy5— Deke (@Deke) 1534200522.0
@SenJohnMcCain I don't agree with everything you've done but I have never doubted your patriotism. T.Rump shunned… https://t.co/zkwnA8k1wl— beegsf🌊🌊🌊 (@beegsf🌊🌊🌊) 1534196175.0
@SenJohnMcCain @racktown2011 Although I think the Republican party is made up of people with absolutely no moral co… https://t.co/Kl1AUoRGVP— Nicie Encapeta (@Nicie Encapeta) 1534208019.0
Trump can question of McCain is a hero but it seems as if the people have already decided.