Trump Faces Epic Blowback Over His Tweet About John McCain’s Death
President Donald Trump on Saturday fired off a tweet about Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, who died of brain cancer Saturday at the age of 81. It didn’t go well.
“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!” the president tweeted.
The tweet was notable given Trump’s constant and very strident criticism of his fellow Republican, who reportedly asked that Trump not be invited to his funeral.
Twitter users were quick to respond, and it wasn’t pretty.
You can read Trump’s tweet and some of the responses below:
My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2018
Shut up @realDonaldTrump, you draft-dodging asshole.
John McCain was an American Hero who served in the Vietnam War, while your cowardly ass hid with bone spurs.
You mocked, disparaged, and belittled him. FUCK YOU! 🖕
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 26, 2018
Shut up, man. You were awful to John McCain, and he hated you. He's a hero and you're a zero!
John McCain’s final "screw you" to Donald Trump…. https://t.co/TmvnPrnJqR
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) August 26, 2018
DO NOT GO TO HIS FUNERAL!
— Indivisible Network (@IndivisibleNet) August 26, 2018
I believe he is not allowed anyway.
— Debra Lee (@LennyandLizzy) August 26, 2018
Hypocrite. John McCain had more courage and honor in his pinky than you have in every bone spur combined. Take a lesson on leadership from a real hero.
— Polka TJ (@polkatj) August 26, 2018
FUCK YOU, YOU’RE THE BIGGEST ASSHOLE ALIVE. HOW DARE YOU.
— Pam Resists…hatred. 🌊🌈 (@jpholl10) August 26, 2018
Another funeral that you have been requested to stay away. You are truly a sad little man.
— Danimal (@Danimalhouse41) August 26, 2018
John McCain was a hero and a patriot. You are a draft dodger, a coward and a traitor. pic.twitter.com/flM83xkwI2
— Linda Tender (@Lin10der) August 26, 2018
You could have apologized while he was alive. You could have mentioned him last week when a bill was passed in his name. But you did nothing. Your statement rings hollow. Like just another one of your lies.
— Michael Blumenthal (@mikeblu201) August 26, 2018
McCain’s greatness makes you look like an even bigger POS.
— Elenilinda11 (@Elenilinda11) August 26, 2018
Fuck you and fuck the people who voted for you asshole. He is a hero and you are a traitor !
— Melissa Smith (@Melissajudeutah) August 26, 2018
You couldn’t even say his name on the last honor to him! STFU now you lyin inconciderate POS!
— Sharon United (@emma_59) August 26, 2018
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