Adding Insult To Injury: Trump’s Instagram Tribute To McCain Features Picture Of…Himself

on April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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After President Donald Trump rejected an official White House statement drafted by his aides that heaped praise upon the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), he instead wrote a tweet conveying only his sympathy to the McCain family.

Not satisfied with that snub, Trump then took to Instagram to post the exact text of the tweet alongside a photo—of himself.


Trump’s reticence to cosign a statement praising McCain’s patriotism and heroism reportedly sent aides into a flurry to release appropriate statements from other officials, like Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump also does not plan to attend the funeral, where former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will be speaking per McCain’s request.

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