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Home Front: Politix
Jimmy Carter Calls Trump's First Reaction To McCain's Death ‘A Serious Mistake'
2018-08-29
[Huffpoo] Jimmy Carter remains unimpressed with President Donald Trump’s belated effort to take note of and honor the late Sen. John McCain’s service to the U.S.

In fact, the 93-year-old former president characterized it as "at best adequate."

Carter spoke with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday about Trump’s responses after McCain ― who endured torture as a POW during the Vietnam war, served more than 45 years in Congress and was the 2008 GOP presidential nominee ― died at his home in Arizona on Saturday.

"I think it was a very serious mistake Trump made, and his friends and opponents corrected him, I think, quite adequately," Carter said.

Trump in an initial tweet offered his "deepest sympathies and respect" to McCain’s family, but offered no praise for his fellow Republican, with whom he had a contentious relationship. According to The Washington Post, on Sunday Trump rejected the release of an official White House statement that would have celebrated the 81-year-old McCain as a "hero,"

Bipartisan criticism of Trump’s seeming pettiness intensified after flags at the White House returned to full staff on Monday, less than two days after McCain had died. The White House was operating under the protocol of keeping the flag at half-staff only for a day-and-a-half following the death of a sitting member of Congress. Anything beyond that would require a presidential proclamation.

Trump issued such a proclamation later on Monday, and in that statement said that "despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country."
Posted by:Besoeker

#11  I don’t see it anywhere right now, but there is nice little graphic floating around. It is a picture of Forest Gump (I think) that has at its top text that goes “And just like that” with text at the bottom being the latest prog obsession, just dropping into utter obscurity the last prog mob obsession. It is perfect.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike   2018-08-29 22:20  

#10  There is nothing Trump could do that wouldn't be criticized by the left.
Posted by: JohnQC   2018-08-29 18:00  

#9  The Peanut Farmer has a lot of experience with Serious Mistakes™
Posted by: Frank G   2018-08-29 16:58  

#8  McCain arranged a posthumous 'FU' to the POTUS by "explicitly dis-inviting him" .. that is Fine, because Trump. Trump, however, is supposed to just take it...Why?

I wish Trump had sent the Assistant to the Under-Secretary of the Navy as the representative. McCain is a Navy vet, right? Respond to McCain's disrespect with a carefully calculated snub. But that wouldn't be Trump, so --- *Meh* Who cares, the Left will stop "loving" McCain's corpse as soon as they can no longer use it to bludgeon a Republican.
Posted by: magpie   2018-08-29 16:48  

#7  This crapweasel is still using our air?
Posted by: Whiskey Mike   2018-08-29 16:05  

#6  Can't wait for Trump to give us all his opinion of jimmuh.
Posted by: Hupick Ebbiting6266   2018-08-29 15:48  

#5  and Yasser
Posted by: Frank G   2018-08-29 15:24  

#4  You and Johnny can play cards with Beelzebub Jimmuah
Posted by: M. Murcek   2018-08-29 15:23  

#3  What a supercilious little snot he is, to be sure. "Judge not, lest ye be judged" is clearly not part of his emotional vocabulary.
Posted by: trailing wife   2018-08-29 15:10  

#2  People still believe the Washington Post? People still care what Jimmy Carter "thinks"?
Posted by: Rob Crawford   2018-08-29 14:50  

#1  "despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country."

In the navy or in senate?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2018-08-29 14:12  

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