No comparison: John McCain — hero, statesman vs. Trump – slimy piece of shit

McCain’s daughter Meghan slaps the shit out of Trump . . . and he’s too stupid to understand

President Donald Trump may not have been welcome at the funeral services for departed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), but that did not stop his daughter from repeatedly taking thinly-veiled digs at the commander-in-chief.

Here are five quotes from Meghan McCain that were slams aimed directly at Trump:

“America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great”

“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege.”

“The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold.”

“America has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”  (When she said this, the cathedral exploded in applause.)

“The America of John McCain is the America of Abraham Lincoln, of fulfilling the promise of the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal and suffering greatly to see it through.”

This is why no one asks Trump to speak at funerals . . . because he makes it all about himself

The U.S. is one week into the memorial services for the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and while Democrats and Republicans alike have publically delivered eulogies and tributes to the former war hero, President Donald Trump has been notable by his absence.

 While the Washington Post noted that Trump is considered by many to be a “pariah,” and believed to be left off the guest list for McCain’s funeral to make a political and personal point, Politico reports that Trump is often shunned when the focus of a gathering is someone other than him.

The reason? He can’t stop talking about himself.

 “When Barbara Bush was laid to rest in April, word went out that he was persona non grata. And now, as Senator John McCain lies in state in the Capitol rotunda before Saturday’s services at Washington’s National Cathedral, Trump has also been asked to stay home,” writes Politico’s Gwenda Blair. “There aren’t too many ways of snubbing a sitting president, but this is one of them and McCain, who planned every minute of his multi-day memorial, wasn’t going to miss the chance.”

According to Blair, McCain spared his mourners the prospect of the president making the funeral all about himself, if Trump’s history at memorials is any guide.

 Specifically, the way Trump conducted himself at a 1999 memorial following his father Fred’s death.
 With more than 650 people attending the service at Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, Trump followed his three siblings paying tribute to their father by bragging about his own successes.

“When it came time to eulogize his father at the funeral, the focus shifted noticeably,” Blair writes. “He began by saying it was the toughest day of his own life. It was ironic, he said, that he’d learned of his father’s death right after reading a front-page story in the New York Times about the success of one of his own developments, Trump Place. He then enumerated all his other projects and said his father supported each one, and he finished by noting that on everything he’d ever done, Fred had known he would be able to pull it off.”

 “The funeral of Fred Trump wasn’t about Fred Trump; it was an opportunity to do some brand burnishing by Donald, for Donald,” she pointedly added. “Throughout his remarks, the first-person singular pronouns—I and me and mine—far outnumbered he and his. Even at his own father’s funeral, Donald Trump couldn’t cede the limelight.”

You can read more horror stories about Trump attending memorials here.

Trump’s allies fleeing him as he acts more and more like the cornered rat that he is

President Donald Trump has backed himself into a “tight, lonely corner” as his legal troubles continue to mount, Axios reported on Saturday.

 The report noted the public has turned against Trump, with 60 percent of Americans viewing the commander-in-chief unfavorably, while 63 percent support special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations into Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.

“Tensions with staff run high as ever,” Axios’ Mike Allen explained. “He has never been close to many of his top staffers, and this is more true than ever.”

 Trump’s “allies are buckling” as longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, National Enquirer publisher David Pecker and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg are all cooperating with investigators

The report noted New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman reported on the dynamic as, “his aides say he is behaving as if he is cornered.”

 Amidst the White House chaos, Trump is still clinging to the hope that he could explain everything during an interview with special counsel investigators.

“The corner feels small, and he keeps being told the one big move he fantasizes about making — staring down Mueller under the bright lights, one on one — could destroy it all,” the report concluded.