Imagine my shock to learn that Comrade Trump spiked the statement his staff had drafted, and so this was his sole comment.
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
Heck, even MPS did better than that!
Washington (CNN)White House aides drafted a fulsome statement for President Donald Trump on the death of Sen. John McCain, but it was never sent out, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.
Several staff members believed the official White House statement, which went through an internal approval process, would be released at the time of the Arizona Republican’s death, which occurred on Saturday. But as the President spent Sunday at his Virginia golf course, the statement never went out, the source said.
…The Post, which cited current and former White House aides who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations, said White House chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders and other staff urged the release of an official statement calling McCain a “hero” and praising him for his extensive service to the country.
I wonder if the source was Elmira herself? I believe that southerners in general, and Bible-humpers in particular are kinda insistent on strong eulogies?
Scissorhead D-Cap pointed out on the Twitters:
Think about this. The current President of the United States has been BANNED from the funerals of a former first lady and six term senator.
— Distributorcap (@distributorcap) August 26, 2018
And I will add both of these bans were from his fellow Republicans.