POLL: Do you view Trump’s attacks on McCain as disrespectful?

MARCH 21, 2019

The dominating news story this week has been President Trump’s renewed attacks on the late Sen. John McCain.

McCain, who passed away in August of last year, has been often criticized by the president due to their feuding relationship since the beginning of the Trump presidency.

Trump on Tuesday told reporters at the White House, during a meeting with Brazil’s visiting president, “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”

Trump on Wednesday then attacked the late GOP senator for his connection to a dossier of claims about the president and Russia, his vote against a Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare and his support for the Iraq War.

Trump spent five full minutes jabbing at McCain during an official White House event intended to highlight manufacturing in Ohio. The barbs marked the fourth time in the last five days that Trump has criticized McCain

“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK,” Trump told workers at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio.

His comments on McCain have drawn scorn from both Democrats and Republicans.

“It’s deplorable what he said,” Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson said in an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Political Rewind” radio show Wednesday.

“When a president (who faked a disability in order to avoid serving) attacks a departed war hero, it’s for attention,” Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg tweeted. “We should honor the late Senator McCain, and also follow his example by focusing not on the behavior of the president but on the future of our country.”

“Why don’t you go and sit down with your wife for just a few minutes, Mr. President, and listen to the First Lady when she’s talking about stopping online bullying,” Former Republican California Gov. and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday. “That is a really great message. Which way do we go? Your way, or her way.”

“Whether you agree with John McCain or disagree with his attitude about war, he was a great human being and a historic figure, and there’s no logical reason to make these arguments after he’s dead,” said Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano Wednesday on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”

However, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs criticized Republican critics of the president’s latest comments about McCain.

“These are better numbers than Reagan had and Nixon had when they both had 49 state victories,” Rollins said on his show, referring to the fact that 78 percent of Republicans are enthusiastic about Trump. “I am not predicting that, but I’m simply predicting there are a lot of Republicans out there ready for the fight. They are proud of this president. They want this president reelected.”

In your opinion, do you view Trump’s comments about McCain disrespectful or justified?

31 Comments

  1. Karen Rhne March 21st, 2019 at 9:09 am

    John McCain bio

    Reposting from Michael Kelley:

    I am a former Navy Airborne Electronic Warfare Officer and a 100% Disabled Vietnam Vet. Like almost all other Naval Aviation Veterans of my period you will find no love lost for McCain.

    A “war hero” doesn’t finish 894th out of 899 and still get stationed at a Navy champagne unit and promoted ahead of all but two of his 898 other classmates.

    A “war hero” doesn’t crash three U.S. Navy jets out of sheer incompetence and ineptitude, including two during non-combat training sessions.

    A “war hero” doesn’t get written up on drunk-and-disorderly, fraternization, disobeying orders, and insubordination charges more than two dozen times in less than three years. Any other Naval Aviator would have been out of the service and on the street in short order.

    A “war hero” doesn’t make repeated pro-North Vietnam propaganda broadcasts and come out of captivity weighing just a few pounds less than when he went in while other POWs came out having lost 30%-40% of their pre-captivity bodyweight.

    A “war hero” doesn’t get promoted to squadron commander of the air field named after his own grandfather immediately after crashing his third airplane. A “war hero” doesn’t have all the military records that cover his time in Vietnam and all disciplinary actions against him censored and sealed “as a matte r of national security.”

    A “war hero” doesn’t get 28 medals awarded all after-the-fact “for bravery” for no other reason than being shot down and captured and then go on a celebrity public relations tour because he’s the son of two acclaimed Navy admirals.

    A “war hero” doesn’t repeatedly cheat on the wife who’s back in the states waiting for him, and then cheat on her more when he returns to the states, and then divorce and abandon her.

    A “war hero” doesn’t systematically vote against every single pay and benefit increase for military and veterans throughout his entire political career, all the while claiming to be “the soldier’s Congressman,” and then take credit for the passage of a G.I. benefits bill he that voted AGAINST.

    A “war hero” – McCain III lost jet number one in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while practicing landings. He was knocked unconscious by the impact coming to as the plane settled to the bottom. McCain’s second crash occurred while he was deployed in the Mediterranean. “Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula,” Timberg wrote, “he took out some power lines [reminiscent of the 1998 incident in which a Marine Corps jet sliced through the cables of a gondola at an Italian ski resort, killing 20] which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral.”

    McCain’s third crash three occurred when he was returning from flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game. Timberg reported that McCain radioed, “I’ve got a flameout” and went through standard relight procedures three times before ejecting at one thousand feet. McCain landed on a deserted beach moments before the plane slammed into a clump of trees.

    McCain’s fifth loss happened during his 23rd mission over North Vietnam on Oct. 26, 1967, when McCain’s A-4 Skyhawk was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. McCain ejected from the plane breaking both arms an d a leg in the process and subsequently parachuted into Truc Bach Lake near Hanoi.

    For 23 combat missions (an estimated 20 hours over enemy territory), the U.S. Navy awarded McCain a Silver Star, a Legion of Merit for Valor, a Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, two Commendation medals plus two Purple Hearts and a dozen service medals.

    “McCain had roughly 20 hours in combat,” explains Bill Bell, a veteran of Vietnam and former chief of the U.S. Office for POW/MIA Affairs — the first official U.S. representative in Vietnam since the 1973 fall of Saigon. “Since McCain got 28 medals,” Bell continues, “that equals out to about a medal-and-a-half for each hour he spent in combat.

    I spent ten years flying in the Navy and ended up with nine medals/ribbons including my Vietnam service, which was about normal for officers who didn’t have their Admiral father writing commendations for them.

    McCain also proved his “character” when he returned from Vietnam to a wife who had been in a horrific auto accident and left disfigured and confined to a wheelchair while waiting faithfully for him for six years. Very shortly after he returned he divorced her and married the “trophy wife” who would enhance his political aspirations.

    We called McCain “Songbird” and you will have a hard time finding any Vietnam era Naval Aviator who did not loathe him.

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    • Cora Payne March 21st, 2019 at 9:35 am

      Karen, thank you for posting this article from a Veteran. McCain was a snake.

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      • YVONNE BERETTA March 21st, 2019 at 10:14 am

        A snake is a kind word!
        In my opinion, “A scumbag with parasites within his scum, Nasty Buzzer”
        His lying character behavioral patterns hopefully when down in a Giant Fireball ever to burn for all ETERNALITY.

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    • Robert M March 21st, 2019 at 6:36 pm

      Good Comment, Karen. We need to be reminded of what President Trump knows. John McCain was not only a jerk but he was a severely brainwashed in the Hanoi Hilton by NV Vietcong but, most likely KGB and Chicoms too, so badly, that he became our domestic enemy. People with weak character are most susceptible to hypnosis.

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    • John M March 21st, 2019 at 6:45 pm

      There seems to be nothing on this Vietnam veteran that is bashing a former POW. Possibly this is true, but seems like there is zero information to back this up or even to verify Kelly is a real Vietnam veteran.

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    • Josh burleson March 21st, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      To call a spade a spade, our president has called a treasonous songbird what it is. It is too bad if truth is a hard pill to swallow, but he chose treason over doing what is right for America, and it is sad that those who have their feelings hurt by the truth had mommies who sheltered them and let them dwell in their cellars too long.

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  2. Cheri Weeks March 21st, 2019 at 9:13 am

    McCain involved him self in the chose to involve himself in this illegal attempted coup and was instrumental on it going forward therefore he is open to the consequences. Just because he does does not elimate him from getting to the bottom of the horrific thing our government tried to pull off. That has been disrespectful to the president and we the people!!

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    • Audrey March 21st, 2019 at 9:21 am

      Thank you

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  3. Harold L.Barlett March 21st, 2019 at 9:13 am

    President Trump has made his point very clearly now and needs to let it go. Even though he is justified in his response and view, the smart thing to do would be to let this die.

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    • Josh March 21st, 2019 at 8:53 pm

      I think every piece of proof need be laid in plain sight, for all to see and remember, lest we not forget said rino

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  4. SHIRLEY BLANCHARD March 21st, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Keep it to himself…move on.

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  5. Audrey March 21st, 2019 at 9:26 am

    President Trump is VERY justified AND everyone knows there was “NO love lost ” while McCain was alive. Just because this “so called” hero is dead doesn’t make a difference. McCain was the main reason “Obama care” still has legs

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  6. Jim March 21st, 2019 at 9:30 am

    The truth hurts and it’s about time someone tells the TRUTH!

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    • YVONNE BERETTA March 21st, 2019 at 10:29 am

      yes, yes, Yes, YES!!!
      TELL THE TRUTH!!!
      RIP OFF THE LIE EXPOSE THE TRUTH!!!
      THE TRUTH THE WHOLE TRUTH!
      AMERICA is not completely ignorant, yet!
      And it BEST THAT TRUMP TELL US THE TRUTH, MOST AMERICANS WILL NOT BELIEVE ANYONE ELSE!!!
      WE AMERICANS CAN NOT AND WILL NOT GO BACK TO WHAT WAS BEFORE!!!
      THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH.
      THE LIGHT/RIGHT AMERICANS DO NOT WANT TO BELIEVE ANYTHING BUT THE TRUTH…AND IF NECESSARY WITH PROOF VISUAL PROOF WHICH THE MEDIA AND NOT DENY.
      GREATNESS IS TRULY TRUTHFUL.
      GREATNESS IS FREEDOM TO SPEAK THE TRUTH.

      GREATNESS IS GREAT BECAUSE IT ONLY STANDS ON, CREATE AND BUILDS ON THE TRUE FOUNDATION OF TRUTH.
      AND GREATNESS GLEAMING BRILLIANCE IS BECAUSE OF TRUTH ALL THE WAY BABY, ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN AND ETERNITY.
      TRULY TRUTH IS THE POWER THAT IS GREATNESS.

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  7. Tabitha Stalnaker March 21st, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Anyone that days it’s unfair needs to put themselves in his position! McCain coming out like he did, I’m spite, voting against the changes on the terrible healthcare law was enough. To learn he was part of the whole Russia thing from the beginning was the straw that broke the camel’s back.. But now he has said enough. Don’t continue to give McCain any press time! Time to move on!

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  8. Karen Hanby March 21st, 2019 at 9:45 am

    I am sure they hurt but McCain did everything in his power to ruin Trump. Therefore Trump was justified in what he saysKaren Hanby

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  9. Richard March 21st, 2019 at 9:52 am

    McCain was always a mole for the Democratic Party while in politics. But in life, generally speaking, he was like an UN-rehabilitated crack addict when comes to loyalty, he was with you while looking you in the eye, but undermining everything behind your back. Karen Rhne in her above post, was 100% correct. Like an old friend always told me, “Keep clear of a man who does not value his character.”

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  10. Barbara March 21st, 2019 at 10:36 am

    The news media keep digging at Trump for his comments about McCain plus McCains daughter on the view and her cohosts bash Trump daily and Meghan always mentions her Dad. If people would quit harassing Trump with the BS he won’t fire back.

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  11. Dale1k March 21st, 2019 at 10:52 am

    McCain gave us Obama… And, we are still paying the price for that today…
    That being said, Trump should refrain from commenting as all of the media is pouncing on him for it…

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  12. Quercus March 21st, 2019 at 10:52 am

    McCain was lower then a snake. But Why keep beating a dead horse. The comments Trump has made are petty. Anyone who has any facts about McCain, knows he was no hero. Trump should have left it alone.

    That said, a good point was made above in the Facebook comments. Maybe this is all about distraction. The border situation is out of control and getting worse.

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  13. Joe March 21st, 2019 at 11:56 am

    No John McCain was a traitor to our country and a traitor to any other person that was in the POW camps with him he should have been hung when he was brought back to the United States

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  14. Hal Trefry March 21st, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    McCain is irrelevant because he’s dead.Trump should ignore anything about McCain and his daughter and continue making America great again.

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  15. Corky Fannaing March 21st, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    I believe McCain was tried and found guilty of conspiracy against the United States by a military tribunal, and subsequently executed for those crimes.
    We do NOT need to give this man any honor whatsoever. I hope for his sake McTreasonous POS made peace with his Creator, because God is the only one I know of right now willing to forgive.

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  16. Renee March 21st, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    If reporters think its a disgrace maybe they need to stop asking the President questions about it! McCain was a traitor! Period!

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  17. Linda March 21st, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks for posting this. My husband had it sent to his Facebook page and they keep deleting it. The truth should be known. The Vietnam veterans consider him a traitor.

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  18. Robert March 21st, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Not disrepectful, but not helpful either.

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  19. Orin Black March 21st, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    The MSM keeps bringing the subject up and Trump will respond. Frankly I would say no comment.
    What Trump is saying is basically true. McCain claimed to want Obamacare terminated but at the last moment he reversed. ? Was this just an attempt to embarrass the new President.
    Keep in mind McCain also back stabbed his former running mate.
    Also although he denied leaking the Steele dossier to the Press, he did give it to someone at the McCain Institute who then leaked it to 14 members of the Press. He never verified anything and it turned out to be mostly false information. An odd thing to do considering your Party’s candidate was just elected to the Presidency in one of the biggest turnaround victories since Truman beat Dewey.
    Personally I think McCain was a silver spoon and would have never been a Navy pilot if his dad was not an admiral. And by the way if you are number 895 out of a class of 899 you are basically the bottom of your class.

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  20. mona roseberry March 21st, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    the McCain family insulted the sitting president in front of the entire world that Trump was not to attend Johns’ funeral. But the Clintons’ and Obamas were there.

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  21. Dee March 21st, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    But it’s ok to tear down other “heroes” of our past just bc they no longer fit our idea of heroes? Kinda like how our Forefathers are being viewed now. I have never thought McCain was a hero bc of his actions. I’m sure he did some good but his bad outweighed those. You know, Manson was a pretty good singer, maybe we should remember him for that right? The fit being thrown is all bc Trump has the guts to say the truth. If you didn’t like the guy before he died, why in world would people think he would like him after? People do NOT become saints after they die, they are still the same rotten jerks they were when they lived.

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  22. ZS March 22nd, 2019 at 9:02 am

    The truth about McCain is in the books. Do your research – I did mine and learned about this traitorous pos. If his family stopped spouting about how great they think he was cause they can’t or won’t face the truth. There is still so many sheeple that will not open their eyes or listen with their ears so they remain dumb. It’s sad that this is happening in America.

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  23. CrazyInArizona March 22nd, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    In all my years of voting, I’ve NEVER seen anyone who served with him or ANY of Hanoi Hilton’s residents come out stumping for him. That in itself should have told you all something about his character. He was a traitor then and continued his treason throughout his political career. I prayed that the real TRUTH about this low-life SOB would come out before he passed and shame him publically. I was heartily disappointed that someone somewhere would expose him for the self-serving treasonous scum he was and ruin his self-aggrandizing heroism forever. Too bad. Now he is held up as some sort of legend? NOT!!!
    ROAST IN PEACE JOHN THE TRAITOR MCCAIN.
    You might like to read excerpts from the 1992 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA’s.
    Vietnam POW activists called McCain “Songbird” and “Manchurian Candidate.”
    I contend that he was never tortured himself but learned what was done to others through the prisoners’ signaling codes to each other and attributed it to himself. TELL ME I’M WRONG!!! I DARE YOU.

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