Presidential Historian Scalps ‘Disrespectful’ Trump For Ranting On Twitter During McCain Memorial
During a panel discussion on CNN, renowned presidential historian Douglas Brinkley slammed President Donald Trump for tweeting during the funeral for late Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona)
“While we watched this moving memorial service, the president was at his golf club outside of Washington, D.C. but he was also tweeting,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer reported Saturday.
“Tweeting about the absence of Canada in NAFTA and other issues including the Mueller probe,” the CNN anchor noted.
“Give us a historic perspective,” Blitzer asked.
“I thought that was disrespectful of President Trump to be tweeting during the memorial service,” Dr. Brinkley replied, before adding: “I might be old-fashioned in that regard, but I think he should have taken a time-out with it.”
As of the time of this report, Trump has tweeted 4,575 times while serving as President of the United States of America.
Saturday was his 38th day at Trump National Potomac Falls golf course while in office and his 152nd day at a golf course during his 590 days in office. All on taxpayer’s dollars.
Former President Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton were invited attend Sen. McCain’s memorial service. The current president was not invited.
At the end of his eulogy, Obama took a shot at Trump by saying: “Trafficking in insult and phony controversies is the politics that pretends to be brave and tough but in fact is born of fear.”
You can watch Brinkley’s response below.