Media Silent On Special Actions Trump Took For McCain

Some took the opportunity to take shots at President Donald Trump while at the funeral for Sen. John McCain. Those taking shots included the Senator’s daughter, Meghan McCain and Barack Obama. But while they were bashing Trump and he was not invited to the funeral, no one was mentioning an important act of kindness Trump made to the McCain family.

John McCain died in Arizona and was lying in state at the Arizona Capitol. But they needed to get his body to Washington, D.C. for the memorial service and burial there.

At the behest of Trump, McCain’s body was flown on Air Force 2, according to TMZ, the plane generally used by the Vice President or the First Lady. AZ Central confirmed that McCain’s body flew out on Air Force 2.

As TMZ notes, Trump also approved other military support and honors for McCain:

Still, Trump announced earlier this week he had greenlit military transport for McCain, saying, “At the request of the McCain family, I have also authorized military transportation of Senator McCain’s remains from Arizona to Washington, D.C., military pallbearers and band support, and a horse and caisson transport during the service at the United States Naval Academy.”

This despite the frequently fractious relationship between the two.

Yes, Trump made what many remember as a nasty remark about not liking McCain because he had been captured, something media is at no loss to repeat, and after McCain attacked him.

What media often leaves out in the account of the relationship is that McCain had a hand in passing the dossier on to the FBI and in trying to stoke the collusion illusion against Trump. Given how much Trump has been attacked as a result of that and how much the resulting chaos has hurt the country, perhaps it’s not hard to understand Trump’s reticence.

But despite that, he still extended himself on behalf of the family to make sure that McCain’s body would get to Washington and be honored.

And he got bashed incessantly anyway by both Meghan McCain as well as Barack Obama.

And media had a field day saying that Trump was rebuked by folks at the funeral.

But maybe his silent acts say a lot more than the bashing does.

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Mary Beth
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Mary Beth

Our President, President Trump is by and large the best President EVER! Much respect to him and his family and staff!

Michael
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Michael

Trump is by far the best President ever….

Joseph C
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Joseph C

I’m sick of John McLame and his family and their disrespect for Donald Trump. McCain is a useless, traitorous RINO. He has done more to hurt Republicans than anyone.

Ulla Camp
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Ulla Camp

Our President has both heart and class, much more so, than the left-wing says, this gesture alone proves it……. GO#TRUMP 2020

Ingrid
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Ingrid

The McCain family took advantage of Trumps kindess by all he did behind the schemes to help make the Funeral an honorable event for family and friends. Remember who paid for the use of Air Force 2; us taxpayers paid for the fuel and salaries of those military personnel who took part in services. But the selk righteous family probably cannot fathom that.

Cathy
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Cathy

Thank you President Trump for this kind and respectful gesture to a spoiled family that will never appreciate it! Your rewards and blessings will be great! What we do in secret God loves!

Tim Roof
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Tim Roof

It’s sad that neither the McCain family nor many of the American people will show any gratitude toward our President who continues to surprise with acts of kindness and graciousness toward others, even opponents and enemies. Trump had said something very stupid about McCain during the primaries and it was “one strike you’re out” with McCain and his family after that. Let’s face it, McCain declared himself an enemy of… Read more »

Helen dale
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Helen dale

They made these terrible remarks about President Trump while his wife was sitting in the audience. Why on earth would they want to use the funeral of their loved one to make ugly remarks. It took a lot away from the funeral.

George Sorrentino
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George Sorrentino

Guess it I s true. No matter what POTUS does he will not get credit. He stretched rules that were never done before to accommodate the McCain family and deceased Senator and pall bearers and others and never even got a mention.

Pat
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Pat

Just bury the traitor…sick of having to avoid this skumbag.

Diane
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Diane

I’m sorry for Meghan’s loss; I know she’s grieving. However, someone should tell Meghan that her RINO dad’s bestie, Bill Clinton, used the slogan, “Together we can make America great again” in his 1991 campaign. Listen for yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voMW-P9bU8I

James B
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God Bless Donald Trump the peoples President !

CALVIN REAGAN(CAR)
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The day we will stop playing politics at the detriment of America and her citizens,then will America emerge greater than we can ever imagin.Well done President Trump.

Lore
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Lore

What a great man he is

Laura Melvin
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Laura Melvin

Obama, McCain, Bush and anyone else who did the bashing (I refused to watch after I heard that McCain refused to invite President Trump) shows what being a bully is all about. Lashing out at someone at a funeral of all places shows those people are truly disgusting low lives. To turn a funeral into a political bashing proves just how low they will go. I was angry before but… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

Bury the traitor,sick of switching channels to avoid this scumbag

Johan
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RESPECT Mr Trump Sir, do not let spiteful people stop you from doing good. Those that stand for righteousness are by far more than those liberals who have nothing to show for their service to a great country. Keep on doing good, the bad apples will continue to fall from the tree.

George Semel
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George Semel

Now if he sent his personal 757 to transport the Senator to DC then they all really would have gone off there nut. Looks like one of the smaller jets in the Presidential Air Wing. 767 or maybe one of the new 787’s no matter it was going to get done regardless of how rude he was in life, or how rude the living is now. A sitting President never… Read more »

Linda Phillips
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Linda Phillips

the acts of kindness we perform for others, should not be proclaimed by ourselves but definitely merit a thanks and respect from the recipients. Shame on McCain’s daughter and on Obama for their actions.

Marge martin
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Well isn`t Meghan on that tv show The View and if so what else would you expect coming from her! I admire President Trump to honor John McCain’s respect but look what our President did for the family!

sgb
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sgb

The McCain family has disgraced itself.

Frederick Teichert
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Frederick Teichert

We talk about BULLY’S but the media is a PRIME example. Kick em no matter down or not. You tear our PRESIDENT down, you tear our COUNTRY down. Get the blood out of your eyes. We talk about discrimination and supposedly our Country is condemning it, A prime example of discrimination is the media and the demoncratic party. They are not tearing Trump down, but showing the WORLD how SCREWED… Read more »

Willard R Schafer
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Willard R Schafer

Look back at the history of John McCain and you will find the true John McCain, not the one the media is espousing.

Tony C Mason
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Tony C Mason

We just watched a ten day funeral on all channels. Now we can rest in peace!

Kevin M Curl
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McStain and whole family deserved far less than Trump gave them considering how nasty McStain was as far as the dossier and the no vote on getting rid of Obamacare . Zero not hero !

Christopher
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Christopher

I’ll admit it, at times our President says some things that make me shake my head a bit, but he is the most hated and most disrespected President I have seen in my lifetime. That is a damn shame. Anyone who encourages impeachment is voting for this country to fail. As for the funeral, how dare the Mccain Family and the Obama family use that platform to make their political… Read more »

Sue Beal
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Class act by our president. He was not invited to his funeral. Why is McCain more special than anyone else? He was accorded far more than any Senator in existence. Protocol says one day for flag being at half mast. McCain was half mast for a week. It was all done for Politics.to demean and disrespect everything this President does. I love this president.

Amelia Little
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Amelia Little

I had read teasers about the funerals of McCain and Aretha Franklin being made into media events. Didn’t read them to see exactly who the articles were talking about. However, it does seem that McCain’s daughter herself made it political–and not about praising her father’s political career (she might have, but I didn’t watch the funerals) but reportedly bashing President Trump. As others reported to have done. THEY were the… Read more »

Stedman Peters
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Stedman Peters

The Marxists/Socialist democraps and the bigoted midia will never give our President, Donald Trump, a fair shake.

Example is the confirmation of kavinia fot the supreme court justice. Nothing but obstructionism.

raygun
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raygun

McCain was just another man and was among the millions of other POWs that died or survived. He had become a RINO over the last several years. Both he and DJT were very outspoken and expressed themselves openly. JMcs only appeal was his POW experience. He was a spoiled Navy brat that pushed the boundaries of his rank. He was shot down the same month I arrived in the South… Read more »

Joan Sherry
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Joan Sherry

The very sad thing to me is the amount of hate in his heart that John McCain went to his death with. So very sad for a “Christian” – and his family – who couldn’t even offer forgiveness while on his deathbed.

MoGirl
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MoGirl

This story has mixed facts. Yes, the President does have to approve the use of the plane. However, the plane is not called “Air Force 2” unless the VP is on board. Just as “Air Force One” is not called that unless POTUS is on it. It is merely a call sign for the flight crew.

WillG
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WillG

AF2 is now SongBird 1

Donald R Lasher
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Donald R Lasher

As it says, his action resulted from a request by the McCain family. Trump never volunteered to help.

GreensideBunker
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GreensideBunker

Its refreshing to know our young conservative people getting involved in politics now are so hateful. My prediction has been for last 2 years the party is headed the way of the Whigs and this proves it, speaking so highly of one of their own party members. When they figure out who they are, it will be too late. History repeats. And I’ll bet not one of you know what… Read more »

Janice Fowlee
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Janice Fowlee

The left will always bash President Trump because they are backstabbing liars. If you do not think like them, you are dumb and stupid. We the voters are NOT stupid. We are smart because we wanted to get away from the status quo, and bring someone in for fresh ideas that would enhance THE AMERICA that we all know and love. I am not a Democrat nor a Republican. I… Read more »

Hecubus
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Hecubus

LMFAO….Cheeto the Hutt deserves NOTHING but impeachment, imprisonment, and hopefully a shank to the heart!

Barbara Terry
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Barbara Terry

It is good what Trump did but to little to late. He said a lot of mean an cruel things ! I think some things he says or does are close to being a bully. Maybe he will change.

BAM
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BAM

What a crock of shit! Trump had to do something because he disrespected McCain so badly even in death by raising the flag the day after his death. The man was a war veteran who was captured and even though his captors offered him his freedom multiple times, he refused to leave his comrades behind! Trump, the five-time draft dodger over “bone spurs”, is the most disrespectful president ever. And… Read more »

Linda Baiet
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Linda Baiet

You go President Trump, we are standing by your side !!!!

Chito Reyes
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Chito Reyes

Best POTUS ever!
Keep up the good work Mr. President.
I will vote for you again in 2020.

Rebecca Garrison
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Rebecca Garrison

He is a bigger man than all the dems put together, so share this article.

DS
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DS

The very first word in the article (Some) threw me off. Shouldn’t it have said all?

James Himes
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James Himes

John McCain’s finest day was the day he stepped out of the Hanoi Hilton.

C
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John MCCain was a traitor, Nixon pardon him of war crimes he is no hero. He was known as the songbird.

Bob
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Bob

Trump is the bigger man.

T. Stuart
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T. Stuart

Nice photoshopping. OMG.

S Merrifield
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S Merrifield

Unless the president or the McCains reimburse for the costs, you know the taxpayers will be paying for it, and you know the McCains are very wealthy- even every one of the children.

Marcia Robbins
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Marcia Robbins

McCain shared the dossier because he was an American patriot and Trump’s insults and ignorance will not be forgotten because he went back and lowered the flags or let the plane be used.

LaQuita Wierima
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Aw