Trump Is So Sensitive About McCain That The WH Ordered A Ship Be Hidden From View

Portrait of members of the McCain family as they attend the christening of USS John S McCain (DDG-56), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named after US Navy admiral John McCain Jr, Bath, Maine, September 26, 1992. Pic... Portrait of members of the McCain family as they attend the christening of USS John S McCain (DDG-56), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named after US Navy admiral John McCain Jr, Bath, Maine, September 26, 1992. Pictured are, from left, McCain's son, American politician US Senator John S McCain III, his wife, Roberta McCain (nee Wright), grandson son Jack (born John S McCain IV), granddaughter Meghan, and McCain III's wife, Cindy. (Photo by PH1 Robert Joyal, US Navy/PhotoQuest/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 30, 2019 7:29 a.m.

Nobody gets under President Donald Trump’s skin like the late Sen. John McCain.

In perhaps the pettiest episode yet for the thin-skinned President, the White House ordered the Navy to hide a warship bearing McCain’s name before Trump’s arrival in Japan. According to the Wall Street Journal, the aforementioned warship is undergoing repairs and unwieldy to move.

The solution? The ship was draped with tarps and its sailors, who usually wear regalia with the vessel’s name, were given the day off.

Trump denies any involvement.

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Per the Journal, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan knew of the order and approved of the plan. He denied that reporting to journalists on Thursday: “What I read this morning was the first I heard about it,” he said.

Meghan McCain was quick to come to her father’s defense.

Trump’s hatred of McCain stretches back to the 2016 campaign when he proclaimed that the veteran, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for over five years, was not a real war hero since he was captured. McCain was severely beaten and kept in solitary confinement during that period, and declined multiple chances for early release because he didn’t want to leave his men behind.

McCain’s infamous “no” vote on the Obamacare repeal did nothing to endear him to Trump, who has continued to take potshots at the late senator ever since.

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