President Trump has no qualms with letting his opinions be known, regardless of their social and political acceptability.
In some ways, this is precisely why the American people selected him as their President. This attitude represents a massive shift in the culture of Washington DC, and the American electorate has long been clamoring for the ruling class, career politicians of Capitol Hill to receive a dose of such realism.
Of course, there have been some unfortunate controversies along the way.
Donald Trump has long been critical of late, longtime Senator John McCain – who, in fairness, was no fan of Trump himself. The two engaged in a series of spats during the final few months of McCain’s life, and some of the insinuations made by Trump were deemed offensive by a plethora of McCain supporters.
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New reports indicate that the President’s staff has taken this former feud seriously, even ordering the USS John McCain to be “out of sight” during the Commander in Chief’s recent trip to Japan.
Two Navy officials confirmed to CNN Wednesday night that the White House Military Office asked lower-level US Navy officials about keeping the ship out of view. One of the Navy officials further clarified Thursday morning that the discussion included obscuring the ship or moving it, which was not practical because the ship was under repairs at the time.
“Once leadership heard about it, they said knock it off,” a senior Navy official told CNN.
The President explained that it was not of his doing.
Speaking to reporters Thursday morning before leaving the White House, Trump denied knowing about the plan and said that although he “is not a big fan” of McCain, he wouldn’t have supported it.“Now, somebody did it because they thought I didn’t like him — OK — and they were well-meaning, I will say. I didn’t know anything about it. I would never have done that,” he said.
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