Today, Axios revealed that, behind closed doors, President Trump has been mocking the physical disability of Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who helped kill their party’s deadly Obamacare repeal and is currently battling brain cancer.
The Senator’s daughter, Meghan McCain, is understandably infuriated by the news and voiced her displeasure with our cruel president on Twitter (below).
Senator McCain cast the 51st and deciding vote against the Senate’s original Trumpcare bill this summer with a dramatic and unexpected thumb-down toward Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Axios reports that Trump has been mimicking and mocking the gesture from McCain who has limited use of his arms due to his years locked in a Vietnamese torture cell. During the campaign, Trump ridiculed McCain’s time as a prisoner of war, saying “I like people who weren’t captured.”
Certainly, we can and should have political disagreements with McCain, but respect for his service should be a given. It takes a special kind of hypocrisy to simultaneously denigrate black athletes for kneeling during the National Anthem and ridicule the disabilities that a war hero incurred in his service to our country.
Once again, Trump’s actions are truly shameful. Today, Meghan McCain speaks for all of us.
What more must my family be put through right now? This is abhorrent. https://t.co/xJmFdh93xL
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 27, 2017
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com