In the wake of the passing of John McCain, who served his country for over 60 years, as an enlisted Navy officer, Prisoner of War, Congressman, and United States Senator, the pettiness of Donald Trump has been on full display.
Donald Trump rejected issuing a statement that would honor the life of John McCain, instead choosing only to post a tweet of sympathies to the family of John McCain.
President Donald Trump nixed issuing a statement that praised the heroism and life of Sen. John McCain, telling senior aides he preferred to issue a tweet before posting one Saturday night that did not include any kind words for the late Arizona Republican.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Chief of Staff John Kelly and other White House aides advocated for an official statement that gave the decorated Vietnam War POW plaudits for his military and Senate service and called him a “hero,” according to current and former White House aides, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations. The original statement was drafted before McCain died Saturday, and Sanders and others edited a final version this weekend that was ready for the president, the aides said.
But Trump told aides he wanted to post a brief tweet instead, and the statement praising McCain’s life was not released.
The tweet was then posted on Instagram with a picture of Donald Trump instead of John McCain:
The White House has also now raised the American Flag back to full staff prior to John McCain’s burial, breaking precedent.
An ABC News camera captured the flag as officials returned it to full-staff around midnight, ABC News senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega told “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos Monday.
The flag-lowering that lasted less than 48 hours breaks from precedent that it is lowered until burial.
This is Donald Trump. He is a petty narcissist who is unable to think of anyone but himself, at all times. To illustrate how his narcissism is incurable, I present to you the condolences he issued in 2009 via the Trump University website to the actress Kelly Preston after the death of her son:
I have always respected people who were loyal and faithful–which brings to mind Kelly Preston. A long time ago, before I was married, I met Kelly Preston at a club and worked like hell to try and pick her up. She was beautiful, personable, and definitely had allure. At the time I had no idea she was married to John Travolta.
In any event, my track record on this subject has always been outstanding, but Kelly wouldn’t give me the time of day. She was very nice, very elegant, but I didn’t have a chance with her, and that was that.
When I later found out she was married to John, I liked and respected her even more. Some people have values that matter to them, and she is one of them. Her loyalty was unwavering and I have always remembered that about her.
Being true to someone is very close to being true to yourself. That’s a valuable attribute in today’s world. I’m sure she was a wonderful mother to Jett and my thoughts are with her and her family after their terrible loss.
Donald Trump is a malignant narcissist. He is incapable of thinking about anyone but himself. He has shown this to be the case over and over. Yet, for some reason, there are still many people in this country who believe he cares about them. He doesn’t. Other people, to a malignant narcissist like Donald Trump, are simply used as tools to allow them to fulfill their plans and/or ego.