White House Asked Navy to Hide McCain Warship
While Navy officials insisted they did not hide the ship, they did give all of sailors aboard the day off on Tuesday as President Trump visited Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan.
Confirming WSJ excellent scoop. White House officials say POTUS wasn't involved, as he claimed. Still, that aides would make the request speaks to the level the concern about Trump's triggers has permeated the White House.
"... warships in the harbor were invited to send 60 to 70 sailors to hear Mr. Trump’s address, with the exception of the McCain. When several sailors from the McCain showed up anyway, wearing their uniforms with the ship’s insignia, they were turned away."
"..all of the American warships in the harbor were invited to send 60-70 sailors to hear Mr. Trump’s address, w/exception of the McCain. When several sailors from the McCain showed up anyway, wearing their uniforms w/ship’s insignia, they were turned away"
USS McCain sailors were not invited to hear Trump speak and those who did were turned away,
The New York Times
The White House asked the Navy to hide a destroyer named after Senator John McCain in order to avoid having the ship appear in photographs taken while President Trump was visiting Japan, officials said
Not petty at all. Nah. “When several sailors from the McCain showed up anyway, wearing their uniforms with the ship’s insignia, they were turned away, the service member said.”
Last week, when NYT asked the USS Navy about the name "McCain" being covered up on the USS McCain and a day off being granted on Tuesday (based on a tip), the Navy denied it.
Yashar Ali 🐘
NYT joins WAPO in confirming WSJ story about the White House requesting that the McCain warship be kept away from POTUS. Again, the story is about the request, not whether it was carried out
White House Asked Navy to Hide John McCain Warship During Trump’s Visit
Stunning enough to still stand out as testimony to the petty narcissism of our commander in chief.
This story is so strange
First of all, he knew. Secondly, even if he didn’t, it shows the petty depths the #military has sunk to appease the #coward.