From the right wing outlet Newsmax:
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said an administration staffer was responsible for the request to hide the USS John McCain warship during President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan — and sees nothing wrong with it.
In an interview with NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” Mulvaney said the advance team member’s request to get the ship out of Trump’s sight, given his animosity toward the late senator from Arizona and former GOP presidential nominee, was “not an unreasonable thing to ask.”
“The fact that some 23-year-old, 24-year-old person on the advance team went to that site and said ‘Oh my goodness there’s the John McCain, we all know how the president feels, let’s move it’ … that’s not an unreasonable thing to ask,” Mulvaney insisted.
On request to hide USS John S. McCain, Mick Mulvaney tells Chris The President didn’t know about it, I didn’t know about it, look, literally hundreds of people are involved in moving the president overseas. The president’s feelings about the former senator are well-known. pic.twitter.com/fm3Dwe2pjX
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) June 2, 2019
Acting White House chief of staff: It was “not an unreasonable thing” for someone in the White House to try to have the USS McCain moved to please President Trump. https://t.co/JqjIxL81MR – @MeetThePress
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 2, 2019
Mulvaney: “I absolutely believe it was probably someone on the advance team,” at fault for the request to hide the USS John McCain. #MTP
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 2, 2019