Donald Trump is still salty about how he ‘didn’t get a thank you’ for John McCain’s funeral

Trump Departure for Ohio

I was never one of John McCain’s hagiographers. I think he was a complicated man who had some profound moments of decency and honor, but also had some profoundly dickish moments too. He was better than the average deplorable Republican we see these days, although that’s setting the bar really low. John McCain passed away last August after years of repeated cancer battles. He was given a full dress funeral which resembled a state funeral for an ex-president. Political commentators were already rewriting his legacy even then.

Everyone has been talking about McCain this week because Donald Trump is f–king insane. During Trump’s weekend Twitter meltdown, he tweeted this:

In case you don’t speak Moron, Trump was mad that John McCain had something to do with the Steele Dossier, and Trump is also mad that McCain went to Annapolis and was a war hero or something. It’s hard to follow the train of thought of a fascist madman, honestly. I did think it was sad/funny that Trump spent St. Patrick’s Day disrespecting the memory of one of Washington’s most respected Irish-American senators though. Trump always had a thing about McCain, and Trump has repeatedly said stuff like “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Well, Trump continued to attack a dead man throughout the week, especially as more Republicans half-heartedly tried to come out and say “please stop attacking a dead man.” Then this happened yesterday:

President Trump on Wednesday escalated his unrelenting attacks on the late senator from Arizona and former GOP presidential nominee John McCain, who even in death has remained one of Trump’s top targets for abuse as fellow Republicans have repeatedly begged him to stop. In a five-minute diatribe during an appearance at a General Dynamics tank factory in Lima, Ohio, Trump argued that McCain, a lifelong Pentagon booster and former prisoner of war in Vietnam, “didn’t get the job done” for veterans while also grousing that he did not receive proper gratitude for McCain’s funeral last September.

“I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which as president I had to approve,” Trump said inaccurately, an apparent reference to allowing the use of military transport to carry McCain’s body to Washington. “I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank-you, that’s okay. We sent him on the way. But I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”

He added, “I have to be honest, I never liked him much. Hasn’t been for me. I’ve really, probably, never will.”

[From The Washington Post]

Reader, I laughed. It’s so morbid and horrific and absolutely Peak Trump. “I didn’t get a thank-you, that’s okay.” Donald Trump is still salty that he didn’t get a thank-you from a dead man. He’s still salty that everyone paid attention to McCain that weekend instead of him. And what will Republicans do about this? Not much. McCain’s BFF Lindsey Graham did his Scarlett O’Hara routine yesterday too:

Here’s the video of Trump. I honestly haven’t heard him speak in several weeks and it feels like his cognitive function has rapidly decreased in that time.

Trump Departure for Ohio

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Darla says:

    Only trump could pick a fight with a dead man and lose.

    He is such a horrifyingly low-class gavone, and will forever be a stain on America. I am humiliated as should be every single American.

    • Esmom says:

      I honestly didn’t think it was possible to be so mortified and enraged that this is our president. And yet this insane behavior has been normalized. I’m at such a loss as to how we will ever come back from this.

      • Darla says:

        Me too Esmom

      • Kitten says:

        If/when we win in 2020, it will be fun to watch the GOP attempt to scandalize anything that our chosen candidate does.

        Foreign collusion?
        Emoluments violation(s)?
        Insulting members of congress, both deceased and alive? Mocking former Presidents and presidential candidates? Showing absolutely ZERO remorse for victims of right wing terrorism?
        Blaming the victims of terrible tragedies like the California wildfires?

        I know I’m missing so many more atrocities..
        But my point is that he’s broken every f*cking presidential norm there is.
        So I want the next Dem president to do every f*cking thing they can to achieve leftist goals. Dismantle the EC, add a couple SCJs, declare a national emergency for the climate crisis, abolish the filibuster, roll back every f*cking terrible piece of legislation that Trump has forced through, make sure that no more border walls are built, ENSURE that every woman has access to an abortion if they so choose, Medicare for all, stricter regulations on large corporations, ban all assault and military-grade weapons, tighter gun control laws, affordable college and child care…and on and on..

        Do every goddamn thing that we want to do and that the GOP HATES. And then just sit back and laugh as all the Trumpsters lose their shit over “abuse of power” and “executive overreach”.

        Man. That was such a cathartic fantasy. I just cannot emphasize how much I will NEVER care about what the Right thinks about the Dem party EVER again.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        *CLAPPING* for kitten. right there with you.

        I think about that a lot. like, the GOP/righties have NO RIGHT to EVER complain about ANYTHING the Dems/left do EVER AGAIN.

        but you know the first tan suit that’s worn…

      • Jerusha says:

        @Kitten. Don’t forget flying off for vacation EVERY weekend, watching tv ten hours a day, insulting every ally while cozying up to murderous dictators, filling the Cabinet with the most incompetent, corrupt creatures on earth, destroying our communal lands/National Parks, enabling polluters, crippling the FBI, CIA, NSA, giving your grifting children security clearances to see sensitive documents. And let’s throw in daughter fondling for good measure, why not?
        My hatred knows no bounds. Still got my dancing shoes ready. 🍔🍨⚰️

      • Darla says:

        I agree 100% Kitten especially about the supreme court. They cannot be permitted to successfully steal that for a generation or more, and force us into minority over the majority rule through right wing supreme court decree. We MUST pack the court.

        Oh FDR how you were ahead of your time on this one my friend.

      • Megan says:

        It’s all deflection. The Mueller report is coming and he is terrified.

      • Pixie says:

        The problem with democrats is that they fight too fair! We won’t win in 2020 if we continue to “go high, when they go low”

    • whatWHAT? says:

      agree with all you said. he’s horrible in every way.

      and if he didn’t care, he wouldn’t have mentioned it.

      and he wouldn’t KEEP mentioning it.

    • B n A fan says:

      We will win 2020 if we don’t tear down all the Dems running. I’m going to think positive for all those running. I’m positives the deplorables will posts comments pretending to be Dems tearing down some of our people, living key they did with Hillary. They started going off on Biden and Beto already, just be careful, don’t fall it their trap.

      Saw Mayor Pete yesterday on morning joe, 😮 that young man is so on point and likable. I must say I believe he’s going to go far, just not 2020. But he’s someone to watch.

      Anyone here watch morning Joe? I believe joe and Mika is going to tear down Beto like they did to Hillary, but Beto is likable, so we’ll see what they do.

      • Ruyana says:

        Absolutely agree, I know who I support right now but I will not pass on or share any negatives about any candidate. And when the smoke clears and we have a nominee they’ll get my vote whether I like it or not.

    • Nancy says:

      I’ve expressed this a million times but I can’t get over this fixation on the deceased McCain. I couldn’t vote for McCain, but yes he was a hero. His father and grandfather both had the brass to get him out and he remained with his troop. You don’t get much more American Hero than that. Some shrink said it’s the five time deferred trump’s jealousy. He was a rich punk afraid to go overseas and McCain may have been wealthy, but in all other aspects, the polar opposite of this POS. That thumbs down will go down in history has a huge FU to trump and his minions. My daily I hate trump rant is over. #respecttowarheros #ftrump #obamacare

      • SM says:

        This is why I sort of get why McCain bothers Trump who is a coward, a narcissist and a fraud. McCain is exactly opposite of Trump and this is what he had to be shown and told repeatedly after McCain died by entire Washington and the entire world. Trump knows that he won’t ever get an ounce of respect as politician and this is why he is so damn salty. Lindsey on the other hand should hire a private detective, who could search for his balls.

      • Nancy says:

        Lol. So true. It seems his friendship and loyalty died along with McCain. Asshat. Stop capitalizing trump’s name. It’s childish and immature, but one of the only things I can do to show my disrespect for him. The man fantasied about his daughter, you just don’t get any fuglier than him. Good night @SM

  2. Iknow says:

    Just to give perspective about how horrible he was yesterday: Barron’s 13th birthday was yesterday and not one mention of this big milestone for his youngest son. He’s a piece of crap who cannot be happy that he’s alive and let the man be peaceful in death. Maybe McCain is haunting him in the Whitehouse

    • Darla says:

      McCain is definitely living in his head rent free, don’t know if he’s in the white house but I would laugh if he was ghosting around it.

    • Erinn says:

      That’s incredibly sad. I don’t have much sympathy for the grown Trump’s because they all are adults who do plenty of awful things on their own. But I truly feel bad for Barron. At least the older siblings had each other as buffers for the most part. I would genuinely like to see Melania leave him and give Barron a chance of a half-way normal life. I’m sure he’d still be an entitled rich kid… but maybe not AS bad. I’m still hoping for his teenage rebellion to go in the direction of humanitarian causes.

      • Kitten says:

        I feel awful for Barron.

      • Becks1 says:

        I have a friend whose mother is a teacher in a private school in Montgomery Co (where Barron goes) – not as his school, but its a small community and she knows people who work there – and she says that he is considered to be a genuinely nice kid and that besides the fact that his dad is Donald Trump, the other kids like him. she said also the teachers find Melania to be very nice and pleasant to deal with.

      • Agirlandherdog says:

        Honestly, I think the best thing Barron has going for him is that his dad DOES ignore him. Just hang on a few more years, then fly far and fast. I don’t doubt Melania will serve her time, then take off with her son.

      • Erinn says:

        Becks – I’m so glad. There’s a chance for him, then. And it’s good that she’s not a tool to the teachers – I know plenty of ‘regular’ people that really antagonize the crap out of their kids’ teachers, so that’s comforting. I feel like her son might be the only ‘normal’ part of her weird life.

        And like Agirlandherdog said – probably for the best that he has as little interaction as possible in the long run. Still must sting, though.

      • JennErinMS says:

        The only, and I mean only, redeemable quality that I can credit Melania with is the love and devotion she seems to have for her son. I truly believe that Barron is her entire world and the one and only love of her life (because everyone knows Trumpelstiltskin doesn’t occupy any place in her heart). Yes, she is just as despicable as the rest of them but she does seem to be a wonderful mother, I will grudgingly give her recognition for that.

    • Jerusha says:

      Barron’s best chance in life is to be completely removed from that toxic clan. From sperm donor, mother, grandparents and siblings. Then he might have a chance. He always looks so sad. You just know he’s aware of what his family is like as there’s no way to shield him from every source of news that exists. Poor kid.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Not only did he not acknowledge Barron’s birthday, none of his 4 other children acknowledged him either. Which may be a good thing for the kid.

    • Swack says:

      I noticed that also and was appalled. I don’t really believe that Barron is living at the White House. I believe he is living with her parents in DC.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “I believe he is living with her parents in DC.”

        which is where Melaaaaaaaania is likely living, too.

        I seem to recall that a lot of 45′s tweets indicate that “he’s alone at the WH”.

  3. Enn says:

    I’ve never wished another person ill as much as I wish this sentient trash bag. I’m not proud of it, but I have a deep hatred for him.

    He enjoys punching down and hurting people. It legitimately makes him happy. Everything about him disgusts me.

    • Fluffy says:

      Actually he only enjoys punching people when he knows they can’t punch back.

    • Anastasia says:

      I’m with you. I strive to be a loving, peaceful person, but boy does Trump ever test the limits. HARD. If anyone in the world deserves condemnation and scorn, this scum does.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      it’s funny (but not really) how many people (including yours truly) who have said exactly that or similar.

      I consider myself a pretty even-keeled person, easy going, nice, etc…but I F*CKING HATE THIS MAN WITH ALL MY BEING.

      and I hate his stupid, deplorable supporters who think that THIS is way a president should act, and enjoy every minute of his shtick.

    • pinetree13 says:

      He makes me sick. We had three Americans visiting here from the US at a conference and I had to bite my tongue the whole time because they were Trump supporters.

      I mean half of Americans don’t support the Mueller investigation W H A T

      His approval has never been below what, 38? That’s like the worst it’s been. H O W! IT should be 20% or lower. But it’s usually fluctuation around 40 which just scares me. I’ve nixed travel to the states because of it.

    • Jerusha says:

      I want them all convicted of treason and hanged. Firing squad would be second choice.
      Televised primetime.

  4. Scal says:

    As someone said on twitter-picking a fight with a dead man and the dead man is winning 🙄

    We all know he’s nuts, the real question is what are he and his handlers trying to distract everyone from?

    • jwoolman says:

      Barr may be keeping President Tweeter well-informed about Mueller’s next moves, just as Whitaker did. The deluge of rage tweets always seem to precede something not happy for Trump and his people.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Yes…but Trump suddenly saying the Mueller report should be released has me concerned. Of course, he says a lot of things and doesn’t follow through.

  5. Original T.C. says:

    Yes this is disgraceful and great to discuss here but I can’t believe it has been the lead story on the news for 2 days straight. The media elected Trump for ratings and continue to use his crazy for ratings. Meanwhile New Zealand is banning semi-automatic guns 6 days after a horrible terrorist attack.

    • banana_bread says:

      Because apparently some countries are able to apply logic…

      Yes people kill people but people PLUS guns kill a hell of a lot more people.

      That there exists a narrative denying that more guns do not mean more deaths despite the overwhelming statistics is just insane.

      In the UK papers are going nuts over stabbings, which are of course horrendous but the fact remains our murder rate is a fraction of the US, and that’s not even counting the accidental deaths (toddlers getting hold of parents’ guns etc) and gun suicides.

    • Ellie says:

      His tasteless ignorant comments don’t matter. They are a distraction and the Democrats and liberal media fall for it every single time. As long as Trump is the only candidate promising jobs and a hard line on illegal immigration, the Democrats will lose again.

  6. BlueSky says:

    Orange Mussolini is not a fan of anyone who doesn’t lick his a$$. McCain sacrificed more for this country than that POS with the bone spurs.

  7. banana_bread says:

    Every. Single. Pathetic. Insult that he lobs at others is him:

    Low IQ
    Low class
    Not a war hero
    (to women): fat, unattractive

    Those are the first few that sping to mind but there are many, many more.

  8. jwoolman says:

    The workers at the Ohio plant apparently greeted Trump’s diatribe against McCain with dead silence…. He still doesn’t get how ridiculous he is.

    Trump probably credits himself with giving McCain a great funeral because he didn’t crash the funeral (to which he was explicitly not invited on request by the deceased). He may not realize that Congress decides to allow such people as McCain lie in state in the Rotunda, not the President. And I’m sure his family would have had other ways to take his body to DC if Trump threw a tantrum about using military transport. He didn’t even leave the flag at half-mast until the funeral, as is traditional, until everybody started hammering him about it. Such a fool.

    McCain deserved the big sendoff. He may have been a mixed bag (aren’t we all?) but he was way above the current crop of Trump Toadies among the Republicans. And when he was campaigning for President, he immediately shut down anybody trying to smear Obama. He also made it clear what he thought of Trump, which wasn’t much.

    When Steele was getting nervous because the FBI wasn’t directly responding about the copy of the dossier he sent them (because violations of US law were discovered), he provided McCain with a copy and McCain made sure it got to the right place. That’s not a “stain”, that’s the action of a responsible member of Congress.

    I think McCain was able to keep the blackmailers at bay for Graham, and after McCain’s death Graham had to find protection elsewhere. Hence his 180 degree shift to become a full-fledged Trump Toady. I think Trump has dirt on all the ones who seem to have lost their minds and reversed from being disgusted with Trump to treating him as the Messiah. Very likely the dirt came from Russian hacking.

    • Darla says:

      A really great post. I agree about Graham. It really bothers me that no one seems to remember the story from years ago about how Trump loved listening in on his famous guests phone calls at his hotel. He has always collected dirt against people and then used it. He also tried blackmailing Joe and Mika about their then not public affair. I mean, this all happens right out in the open. Of course trump is blackmailing people. Of course he is.

      That is interesting about the crowd reaction in Ohio, I didn’t watch because I cannot stand hearing him, but I will check it out now.

    • Kitten says:

      “That’s not a “stain”, that’s the action of a responsible member of Congress.”

      Exactly, Jwoolman! This monster has moved the goal posts so effin far that he’s able to convince his base that McCain was a traitor for doing the right f*cking thing!!! Gah.

      I also completely agree with your assumptions about Graham. It’s the only thing that makes sense.

      @ Darla- The crowd was quiet at that particular moment but plenty of people were laughing and cheering Trump. It’s not worth watching, honestly…it will just make you mad.

    • Anastasia says:

      I noticed that, too. His rallies are usually obnoxiously loud, with the people there cheering every little thing he said. The whole time he was talking about McCain, though, you could hear a pin drop. There were a few moments you could tell Trump thought he was going to get some applause, but it didn’t happen.

    • Ann says:

      I’ve never heard a Trump rally that quiet. He had to mention Crooked Hillary to snap them back to attention. He ended it on a weak platitude because he wasn’t getting the reaction he’s used to.

  9. Lightpurple says:

    Has Trump had much experience with dead people thanking him? And why would McCain thank him for sending Nagini to stick her face in front of TV cameras, act offended, and play with her phone throughout the funeral?

    As far as McCain and the dossier, McCain did exactly what a government official is supposed to do when one intercepts such information about an American and a foreign entanglement during a political campaign, he turned it over to the FBI, which is what Crabbe should have done when got that message about Russians having information on Hillary, not set up a meeting.

  10. mycomment says:

    that printout just displays how the daily briefing on national security has been so dumbed down that this is what they have to do for dotard;

    lindsey graham is highly compromised — likely his dossier is even more incriminating/ick inducing than dotard’s;

    this is a quote from one of the trumptards who turned out in ohio yesterday. they are as wretched and amoral as he is:

    “We’ve got a president up there right now that has backbone,” he said. “And we’re sorry if we hurt a few feelings, if that’s the way it is, but we’ve got to be strong again.”

  11. msd says:

    “I have to be honest, I never liked him much. Hasn’t been for me. I’ve really, probably, never will.”

    This is utterly nonsensical. It’s frightening.

  12. Lightpurple says:

    Can we focus on Graham for a minute? Has there been any explanation about what is going on with his face? The band aid? The bruising? The pupils of his eyes? I could understand the bandage and bruising might be due to a medical procedure of some sort but those are usually explained.

    • Kitten says:

      I assumed the band aid was for a skin growth removal or something like that. My boss gets them removed fairly frequently and walks around with a band aid like that on his forehead.
      But who knows. The red, baggy eyes and general fatigue in his face was something else.
      I didn’t notice bruising though..where was it?

      • Lightpurple says:

        The bruising could also be consistent with having something removed. It’s on the same side as the band aid but a little lower, near the eye. It looks like he tried to cover it with concealer. Usually, they announce when a Senator had something like that done so people aren’t wondering what happened. He’s a mess any way.

      • Swack says:

        @Lightpurple, when my daughter cracked her head above the eye, the doc at the ER said to not be surprised if she had a black eye because the blood will gravitate down. So the bruising below the bandaid would not be surprising. But I wonder if what he had removed was suspected as cancer and they just didn’t want to announce anything until it was confirmed. Just a thought.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Getting in bed with the devil is taxing.

  13. MattyLove says:

    President Asshat. And a disgusting number of the Republican voting base are all in on him and have somehow bought into the absolute asinine and indefensible position that he’s right and doing right by America.

  14. Becks1 says:

    Trump is such a POS. Insecure, petty, jealous, mean spirited. What a president.

    I am not one of those who loves McCain in death – he wasn’t perfect, and even in terms of standing up to Trump, he was pretty weak overall. but he did better than most of the other Rs in that regard (which is sad) and in the end, his legacy will be decided by the history books. Its important not to gloss over his flaws – but also, he’s been dead less than a year. We have time to look at him objectively. For now its okay if people still mourn.

    so basically trump needs to STFU lol.

  15. Lolo says:

    As usual with Trump people focus too much on what he says. He drags out McCain’s dead corpse because he knows the media will cover whatever he says and that will be a distraction from whatever he doesn’t want them to talk about. While it may be something with Mueller, the GM plant that just closed is yet another example of Trump being unable to keep his big campaign promise to keep jobs in or bring them back to the industrial Midwest. And in fact, his one legislative “accomplishment,” the corporate tax cut, helped incentivize GM to move those jobs overseas in the first place. Along with his stupid tariffs which continue to do major financial damage not only to the American economy, but to the actual people who voted for him. But he knows if he goes out there and spouts nonsense about John McCain the media will lose their minds and not point out the obvious and he gets to keep his base onside as they continue to blame brown people for their problems and not the real culprit, Donald J Trump. That the media continually falls for this is just so irritating. It drives me crazy. But it works literally every single time.

    • Christin says:

      The Conway feud timing plus the renewed McCain talk may have been attempts to deflect from the GM news, plus any blowback over tax-filing season blues. Not sure rust belt folks would be getting big refunds this year.

      The media does pay way too much attention to this obvious news cycle diversion.

      • Swack says:

        Not sure rust belt folks will be getting a refund at all and possibly paying this year. I got a refund similar to past years because the extra money in my check ($150 for the month) was not significant enough to help and really didn’t need it and so had it taken out each month as federal tax. I was not about to have to pay this year and I was afraid I would.

  16. Ann says:

    I personally feel somewhat relieved seeing this because at least we know at least one of the offensive things Trump does actually offends Trump supporters. I’ve been waiting for the outrage from them for so many things (the Bible signings recently have especially disturbed me) and they continue to fawn all over this orange buffoon. Finally something is pinging with them.

  17. IlsaLund says:

    This is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever read:

    How Trump is on track for a 2020 landslide

  18. Temperance says:

    Oh, TY was never coming… FY would be more appropriate.

  19. Ferdinand says:

    Don’t know if you read this but, the church where McCain’s funeral service took place Just tweeted that It is only a family choice to have the funeral with them and that the president has no word or no presidential permission is needed to have a funeral in the church.

    So basically, the church just came out in defense of McCain and called Trump a liar.