Twitter Erupts Over President Trump Golfing During John McCain’s Funeral

John McCain and his family made it perfectly clear that President Trump was not welcome at the funeral – fine, good, whatever – so what was the president supposed to do, morn from home while speakers like Obama, Bush and even Meghan McCain took pot shots at him – heck no, to the horror of the left, President Trump played golf.

Just as Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton came together to heap praise on the late Arizona senator, the president enjoyed his day on a golf course in Virginia. What’s more, to the outrage of McCain supporters, Trump started tweeting about a dispute with Canada about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during the Arizona senator’s memorial.

“There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal,” he wrote. “If we don’t make a fair deal for the US after decades of abuse, Canada will be out. Congress should not interfere w/ these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off…”

Shortly after, Trump followed up with “Remember, NAFTA was one of the WORST Trade Deals ever made. The US lost thousands of businesses and millions of jobs.”

Twitter was quick to point out the contrast between the solemn day that the president was apparently ignoring, and the leisurely plans he had. “Washington Mourned John McCain. President Trump Played Golf,” one user posted. “While presidents Obama, Clinton, and Bush gathered to honor John McCain, Trump spent the day at his golf course,” another user said, RT reports.

“…What does it tell you about yourself when you are specifically not invited to funerals?” another asked.

Others took the time to point out that the backlash over the president’s golf game was just an“opportunity to bash America and its leader,” and Trump should “stay strong.” Another was more direct, calling for the US leader’s naysayers to “rot in hell.”

Some wondered why, despite the lack of an invitation, the president would attend an event that turned into a Trump-bashing session. “Why would he go he was told he wasn’t wanted there?” a Twitter user asked.

The First Daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared were among several members of the Trump Administration who attended the funeral.

Others included National Security Adviser John Bolton, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.


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