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Over the last few Decades of the Trump White House, or so it seems, we have seen many spectacles. Today was one of the best or the worst. First this President wanted to Rebrand NAFTA by renaming it and essentially not having anything changed about it and organized a phone call with the outgoing Mexican president. This white house is so incompetent they cannot orchestrate a White House call tour foreign leader on camera. I don’t like Trump, but I was embarrassed for him and our country.
Then after this photo shoot, he was repeatedly asked to talk about Senator McCain. Then after meeting with another foreign dignitary he was repeatedly asked to talk about Senator McCain. And then again after some other White House Event he was repeatedly asked to speak about Senator McCain and each time he said nothing. And that stupid face that he makes when he doesn’t want to say something. Very much like the one when they ask them on air force one about the payments by Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.
The legacy of this presidency is going to be that he has embarrassed Us in the eyes of the world. We look benign and weak and pathetic. Thank you so much mr. President!
First and foremost I want to remember John McCain as the American hero he was. Captured in Vietnam and held for five years. He was offered a quick release by his captors because his father was an admiral but he said until his Conrad’s who had been captured were released as well he would not leave. He was tortured, beaten and brought to the edge of death more than once. I remember the day he came off the plane to a hero’s welcome. His body may have been broken but his Spirit was not.
To me John McCain has been fun enigma. His autobiography is called maverick and yet one here and against President Obama in 2008 he was anything but. He brought Sarah Palin to the four front and I believe that that has had a profound affect on our politics. He picked her the way Trump pics his nominees without knowing them. She was a long person for the job and she made a trump presidency more acceptable. So it’ll way I do blame cetera McCain for Trump.
Since Trump has been in office McCain has been a thorn in his side but an important votes like the tax plan he went along with the terrible ideals of this presidency. A tax plan that Republicans are walking back now because 1.5 trillion dollars would have easily paid for college for every single American who wants to go. And there would have been lots more left over from that. Instead we gave the rich a tax break and they are never going to spend the money. And the middle class has got a whopping $15 every two weeks in their paycheck!
In the end I wonder if Trump will be attending John McCain’s funeral. I hope not, he is a stain on our country and its institutions and should not be honored.