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White House wanted USS John S. McCain covered up during Trump’s Japan visit

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posted on May, 29 2019 @ 09:57 PM
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Honestly, even the most sycophant Trump supporter cannot defend this utter BS. The White House requested that the USN cover up the of the USS John S. McCain ( The name sake of 3 American hero's) cause god forbid Trump be uncomfortable. Disgusting that Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan agreed with the White House.

I'm not sure who in Navy put their foot down but someone ordered the tarp removed before the visit and they should be commended.

My father served int eh US Navy and I'm disgusted beyond belief



A senior White House official also confirmed that they did not want the destroyer with the McCain name seen in photographs. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said the president was not involved in the planning, but the request was made to keep Trump from being upset during the visit.www.washingtonpost.com... ad314b2-8272-11e9-933d-7501070ee669_story.html?utm_term=.4c8cb2b4f33b


Honestly is he the leader of the free world or a toddler



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posted on May, 29 2019 @ 09:58 PM
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originally posted by: FredT
Honestly, even the most sycophant Trump supporter cannot defend this utter BS.


Oh yeah? At this very moment a beer is being handed to another person to be held.



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: FredT
Honestly, even the most sycophant Trump supporter cannot defend this utter BS.


Oh yeah? At this very moment a beer is being handed to another person to be held.


No doubt, Perhaps we need to rename the:

McCain
The future Kennedy
The Tripoli < sounds foreign and Benghazi Benghazi
Bonhomme Richard - fricken first liberal
Wasatch - don't like Mitt ROMNEY

and don't get me started on the Winston Churchill


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posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: FredT


Executive Order 66 will officially rename it the USS Treasonous RINO.



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:08 PM
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Thank god for fiber optics that allow us to be offended at the speed of light, from corner to corner across the world.

Seriously, I'd rather this have been a revealed over telegram 2 weeks from now. Simpler times.
edit on 29-5-2019 by MisterSpock because: (no reason given)


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posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Take your "offense" elsewhere
I served in the navy and mccain was a bag of crap

I am glad his days of stealing oxygen are over
Too bad he was never held accountable for his s and l scandal



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody


What about the other 2/3rds of the ship?



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:14 PM
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They should have named the ship the USS Songbird.


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posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:15 PM
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This was posted on the Twitter account of the "us navy pacific fleet"

"The name of USS John S. McCain was not obscured during the POTUS visit to Yokosuka on Memorial Day. The Navy is proud of that ship, its crew, its namesake and its heritage."



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:16 PM
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originally posted by: MachineMan
They should have named the ship the USS Songbird.


I was going to say, maybe the tarp wasn't meant to cover then name, but was meant to prevent any sort of intel from being communicated from it.

Even in death, i'm sure mccain would still sell out his country if he could.



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

What about it?
Its not the ship's fault mccain was a bag of crap.



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:17 PM
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Is this like having to cover up all references to Jesus, in a church, so obongo wouldn’t be offended when he visited?

Or is this different?



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
What about it?
Its not the ship's fault mccain was a bag of crap.


I didn't realize that John McCain Sr. and Jr. were both bags of crap as well.



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
This was posted on the Twitter account of the "us navy pacific fleet"

"The name of USS John S. McCain was not obscured during the POTUS visit to Yokosuka on Memorial Day. The Navy is proud of that ship, its crew, its namesake and its heritage."


Wait, so you're saying this might have been "fake news"....

What's next, will a reporter forge a tweet from trump about kim jung and biden?

NEVER!!!!!


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posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:17 PM
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Ugh, when a mod falls for fake news 😒

WAPO, hmm? Link doesn't work, even still it's based off a report from the wall street journal.

However, both the Trump and the Navy rebuff this article,

"The Navy appeared to refute the WSJ's report in a tweet on Wednesday night: "The name of USS John S. McCain was not obscured during the POTUS visit to Yokosuka on Memorial Day. The Navy is proud of that ship, its crew, its namesake and its heritage." Et al.

"I was not informed about anything having to do with the Navy Ship USS John S. McCain during my recent visit to Japan," Trump tweeted. "Nevertheless, @FLOTUS and I loved being with our great Military Men and Women - what a spectacular job they do!" Et al.

Here is where things get murky,

"An email from a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official to U.S. Navy and Air Force officials noted that the directive that the USS John S. McCain must not be visible was a result of conversations between the White House Military Office and the Seventh Fleet of the U.S. Navy, according to the Journal." Et al.

So nobody has anything definitive other than hearsay, got it.

Plus, we already discussed "anons" in conjuntion with WAPO.

Source:
www.usatoday.com...

edit on 29-5-2019 by Arnie123 because: Truth



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: FredT

not sure if i believe it


A senior White House official also confirmed that they did not want the destroyer with the McCain name seen in photographs. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations,


nope, total horse sh*t



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:18 PM
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The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said the president was not involved in the planning, but the request was made to keep Trump from being upset during the visit.


I'm thinking, this "official" made the request all on his own, and then started pointing fingers and shouting look how bad Trump is. He even admits Trump had nothing to do with it.



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:19 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: FredT

Take your "offense" elsewhere
I served in the navy and mccain was a bag of crap

I am glad his days of stealing oxygen are over
Too bad he was never held accountable for his s and l scandal


Ha, that's nothing, I was served in a number of popular establishments, including the world renowned McDonalds!

Take your offense offense and your derangement derangement (the one where you suggest that those who have different opinion than yourself must have a mental illness and you honestly believe it) and, well, no one particularly cares, so, whatever.


edit on 29/5/2019 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:19 PM
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originally posted by: Breakthestreak
Is this like having to cover up all references to Jesus, in a church, so obongo wouldn’t be offended when he visited?

Or is this different?


Oh, it IS different.
It’s fake and never happened.



posted on May, 29 2019 @ 10:20 PM
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Rip John
Salute!!







 
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