Tag Archives: John McCain

GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt: I’m Now A Democrat

The Hill reports: Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announced that he is registering as a Democrat after nearly 30 years with the Republican Party. Schmidt made the announcement during an episode of the “Battleground” podcast published Monday. “I spent 29 years as a Republican, I’ve spent two and a half as an independent, and later this afternoon I will register …

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Trump Tried To Raise Flags Lowered For McCain

The New York Times reports: President Trump wasn’t simply furious that the flags on federal buildings had been lowered to half-staff to honor the late Senator John McCain in August 2018. He actually tried to have them raised, again, on all buildings across the country, according to a former senior official at the Department of Homeland Security. In an interview …

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Cindy McCain Backs Biden In Clip For DNC [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close friendship with her late husband, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona. She’s just the latest Republican to join in the convention, after a number of notable GOP …

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Meghan McCain Blasts Trump’s “Honoring” Of POWs

The Hill reports: “The View” co-host Meghan McCain on Tuesday knocked President Trump’s tweet honoring former prisoners of war after he previously attacked her father, the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), for being captured during the Vietnam War. The president honored National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day on his Twitter account, saying, “We pay tribute to these Patriots for …

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Cindy McCain: I Don’t See Any Reasonable Republicans

ABC News reports: Nearly a year after her husband’s death, Cindy McCain said the current Republican Party is “not the party of Abraham Lincoln, nor the party of Ronald Reagan.” McCain added that her husband “never did anything deliberately to be hurtful or anything. I don’t see anybody carrying that mantle at all, I don’t see anyone carrying the voice …

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London Activists Taunt Trump With McCain Projections

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has been faced with giant projections of ‘USS John McCain’ and Obama approval ratings on London landmarks during his state visit. The anti-Brexit campaign group Led By Donkeys tweeted the US president an image of a USS John McCain cap projected on to Madame Tussauds in the capital. They said: “We read the story about …

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Trump Claims No Involvement In USS McCain Incident But Says Whoever Did It Was “Well-Meaning” [VIDEO]

“I wasn’t involved. I would not have done that. I was very angry with John McCain because he killed health care. I was not a big fan of John McCain in any way, shape or form. I think John McCain had a lot to getting President Bush, a lot to do with it, to go into the Middle East which …

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REPORT: White House Told Navy To Keep Warship USS John McCain Out Of Trump’s View During Japan Visit

The Associated Press reports: The White House wanted the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of President Donald Trump’s view during his trip to Japan, three U.S. officials said Wednesday. A U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official wrote an email to Navy and Air Force officials about Trump’s arrival in Japan over Memorial Day …

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Sarah Palin Complains About Not Being Invited To John McCain’s Funeral: “They Didn’t Have To Embarrass Me”

Mediaite reports: In a Monday interview with Good Morning Britain, Sarah Palin complained that she was not invited to join the funeral of her running mate in the 2008 general election. “I was kind of surprised to be publicly disinvited to the funeral,” she said, calling it an “unnecessary step” and adding that the McCain family “didn’t have to embarrass …

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Graham: I Told McCain To Give Dossier To The FBI

CNN reports: GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he told the late Sen. John McCain to turn over the dossier of Trump-Russia allegations to the FBI, pushing back against President Donald Trump’s assertions that the Arizona Republican helped fan the flames of the Russia investigation. Graham told CNN after a news conference that he told Trump in Florida this …

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National Cathedral: Trump Lied About Funeral Approval

Washington’s WTOP reports: The Washington National Cathedral in D.C. said that there was no need for the president to give approval to the funeral services held at the cathedral for the late Arizona Sen. John McCain. President Donald Trump said during a speech in a tank factory in Ohio on Wednesday that the funeral needed his approval. The cathedral said …

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Trump Lies To Fox Host After She Calls Him Out Over Attacks On McCain: “He’s Dead, Why Do This?” [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday falsely blamed the media for baiting him into attacking the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) before launching yet another attack at the senator, who’s been dead for seven months. “I don’t talk about about it, people ask me the question, I didn’t bring this up,” Trump said in an interview with …

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Pete Buttigieg Hits “Faker” Trump For Dodging Draft

Talking Points Memo reports: Prospective Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday admonished President Trump for his latest attack on John McCain, accusing the president of going after the late senator for attention. Trump received multiple deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War and did not serve in the military. The New York Times reported late last year that …

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Trump Rants: I Gave McCain The Kind Of Funeral He Wanted And I Didn’t Even Get A Thank You [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A pro-military crowd was silent Wednesday as President Trump turned a speech at a tank plant in Lima, Ohio, into an opportunity to eviscerate the late POW Sen. John McCain from the grave. Mr. Trump blamed McCain for a failed Obamacare repeal vote and for the unproven dossier alleging ties between Mr. Trump and Russia, as he …

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GOP Senator Blasts Trump’s “Deplorable” Attacks On John McCain: The Country Deserves Better Than This

Bloomberg reports: Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) promised when McCain died that he would deliver a “whipping” to anybody — including Trump — who impugned McCain’s good name moving forward. And now he’s made good on that promise. “It’s deplorable what he said,” Isakson told George Public Broadcasting in an interview Wednesday afternoon. Before the appearance, he previewed his comments in …

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Schumer Calls For Naming Senate Building For McCain

The Hill reports: Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he will introduce a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Sen. John McCain amid a growing backlash against President Trump’s recent comments about the late Arizona Republican. Trump, while speaking at the White House on Tuesday, said he “was never a fan of John McCain, and …

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Meghan McCain Hits Back At “Pathetic” Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Meghan McCain said Monday that President Trump is leading a “pathetic life” as she escalated her pushback against Trump’s weekend attacks on Twitter against her late father. “He spends his weekend obsessing over great men, because he knows it, and I know it, and all of you know it, he will never be a great man,” …

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Trump: Millions Love Me And Not John McCain

President Butthurt just retweeted the below cultist’s response to Meghan McCain as he continues his weekend of attacks on the late Senator. President Donald Trump took posthumous aim at former Sen. John McCain via Twitter on Saturday and Sunday, eliciting a response from Meghan McCain in defense of her father. McCain was a Vietnam War veteran and POW. He died …

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McCain: I May Never Forgive Trump’s “War Hero” Slur

Talking Points Memo reports: Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), said in an interview published Wednesday that she might never get over President Donald Trump saying that her late husband was only a war hero because he was captured and imprisoned during the Vietnam War. “I don’t know if I’ll ever get over it, I’ll be honest,” …

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Defeated Rep Blames McCain For Losing The House

Anti-LGBT GOP Rep. Jason Lewis, who just lost to openly lesbian Democrat Angie Craig, thinks John McCain is to blame for losing the House. Lewis wrote in the op-ed that McCain’s vote last year to kill a repeal of the Affordable Care Act “prompted a ‘green wave’ of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false claims that the …

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