Donald Trump complained that coverage of John McCain’s funeral was “over the top.”

By | 2018-09-04T04:51:45+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |24 Comments

Oh, this is one of those things that you just KNOW happened. 

Courtesy of Newsweek

Donald Trump reportedly complained that the coverage of Senator John McCain’s death was “over-the-top” and that it distracted from his recent trade deal with Mexico.

The reported comments came as the president lowered the flags again at the White House in honor of the late Arizona congressman. They were initially lowered on Saturday but had been returned to full height by Monday morning.

Staff at the White House claim they had to urge Trump for two days to put out a kind word about McCain, who passed away on Saturday after a year-long battle with brain cancer, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

When the president did put out a statement on Monday it read that despite their political differences he still respected McCain’s “service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment.”

A senior official in the administration told the Journal that it was “99 percent” Sarah Huckabee Sanders who was responsible for getting the president to agree to putting out the statement on McCain.

White House officials shared with the Journal that Trump viewed the media coverage of McCain’s death as “over-the-top” and something that resembled the death of a president more so than a senator.

Trump also complained that all of the news coverage took away from coverage of his trade deal with Mexico, and he apparently resented that. 

Of course he did. 

Pettiness, thy name is Trump. 

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24 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    He certainly wasted no time after final burial to hoist that flag to full mast, now did he?
    Up down up down up down up. Jealousy is the fear of comparison.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      I commented on this yesterday, it was as though he had a spy at the naval academy call the second the funeral was over, if it was even over, and had the flags raised immediately. What would have been the problem to leave them as is until this morning?

      Also this comment is coming from a guy that wants to spend millions of taxpayer money to parade tanks and other military hardware down Pennsylvania Ave for his own ego.

      We can all remind Melanomia of his comment, when she plans little donnie’s funeral al la JFK style, that he doesn’t want anything over the top like John McCain’s !!!

      • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

        Over a sewer hole, as someone suggested yesterday, Melania.
        You, of all people, should know so, third wife.

  2. Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    ME ME ME ME.
    When you’re worthy of praise, dumb@ss, you’ll be given it.

  3. Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    This is exactly why McCain, and Barbara Bush’s families both didn’t want the orange toddler at their funerals. He cannot handle it if it isn’t about HIM.

  4. viv September 3, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    If he thinks McCain’s funeral was over the top, I hope he gets to see his own- an entire planet in party mode.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      Ding Dong The “Witch” is dead.

  5. Ted Powell September 3, 2018 at 1:03 pm - Reply
  6. Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    He is also complaining that Sessions shouldn’t have indicted two congressmen because they are republicans.

    Gosh,i guess trump is lucky they didn’t broadcast Arthrea Franklin’s funeral nationally,it lasted 7 hours!

    • Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 12:15 am - Reply

      Turns out Hunter Jr used some of that money for five affairs.

  7. anon September 3, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    5th Ave

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xygr0cUv7lE

    “The Killing Of Georgie Pt. 1&2 w/Lyrics- Rod Stewart

  8. Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    They were initially lowered on Saturday but had been returned to full height by Monday morning.
    ===================
    The flag on the WH was at full staff on Sunday !!!!! Reported by CBS news, don’t know about other federal buildings .

  9. anon September 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I kinda agree. I am probably in the minority, but I believe McCain was just a crappy man – less than special, survived a bad side effect of war (wars that he loves so much) and certainly not worthy of the 24/7 lionization bestowed upon him.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      I agree, and people forget that he sang like a bird. I think I would have, too, when it’s life or death.
      Welcome to guilty pleas Mueller investigation.

      Say what you want to, and I thankfully am working when “The View” is on, but I really did feel for Meghan.
      I lost my Dad five years ago. It never goes away.

  10. Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Boo hoo hoo, he is just mad because everyone he called to play golf had a prior engagement at McCain’s funeral.

    Besides no one made him watch, there is the off button on the remote.

  11. Beaglemom September 3, 2018 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    As a loyal and life-long Democrat, I was never a fan of John McCain and I always thought that he was less a “maverick” and more an attention grabber. But, the funeral itself at the National Cathedral was a dignified and beautiful church service and it showed the world that the US is still a worthy country. For Don the Con to diss first Meghan McCain and then the whole sequence of events is simply churlish and is one more example of how Trump doesn’t merit being in the White House. He is simply too vengeful and vindictive.

  12. Freckles September 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Actually, “Anonymous”, McCain did NOT “sing like a bird”. That is a FALSE story!

    • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      McCain doesn’t deny it. He said he regretted but it happened.

      • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

        Ding! Thank you, 5:32 PM.

      • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

        Ding! Thank you, 5:52 PM. I’m not here to spread fake news.

      • anon September 3, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

        The truth:
        ” to identify future targets, he mentioned North Vietnamese cities that U.S. planes had already bombed.

        George “Bud” Day and Orson Swindle, fellow POWs, told PolitiFact that POWs sometimes were forced to talk when they were tortured, but they tried to tell lies to mislead their captors.

        “We were all tortured and we wrote confessions under the pressure of torture,” said Swindle, who was a cellmate with McCain and is active in his campaign. “John McCain never collaborated with the enemy. He, like every one of us, submitted to severe torture. John McCain did nothing dishonorable. He was heroic.”

        At one point, McCain broke down and signed a confession. But Timberg, the biographer, said McCain deliberately used misspellings, grammatical errors and Communist jargon to show he was writing under duress: “I am a black criminal and I have performed the deeds of an air pirate. I almost died, and the Vietnamese people saved my life . . . ” “When he was later interrogated, McCain gave his ship’s name and squadron number and confirmed the target of his failed mission, he wrote. He also gave the names of the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line and said they were members of his squadron.

        Asked to identify future targets, he mentioned North Vietnamese cities that U.S. planes had already bombed.”

        George “Bud” Day a Medal of Honor winner and Orson Swindle who also is supporting McCain’s campaign, said the flyer is “the most outrageous f—— lie I’ve ever heard.”

        https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2008/jan/17/vietnam-veterans-against-john-mccain/no-evidence-mccain-was-a-traitor/

  13. Whatevs September 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Burn and flush, Melania. And please, wear yellow and dance, as we all should that day. It was how Henry VIII celebrated Anne Boleyn’s beheading.

  14. puck September 3, 2018 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    the orange toddler is jealous. he knows HE’LL never get a funeral any were as good. lucky if paul ryan will speak for him.

  15. Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    He’s pissed McCain and Franklin got more press than his golf game and NAFTA tweets? Well, fuck him.

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