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What's lost when the president can't show up at a funeral?

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The media hypocrisy!

Give us a break. This is only the first time.

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Trump is not a public servant. The good of the Republic is of no interest to him. The only thing that interests him is what benefits him. McCain criticized him, and Trump is not big enough to ever get over that. He's a tiny, tiny man, a weak person's idea of a strong man.

"If we need a united national response, and we're not united, that makes the job of president to do those good and right things harder," Heye said. "That seems not possible right now."

How can anyone expect a democratic nation to unite behind the person who didn't win the majority vote?

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Wrong and superficial question Associated Press.

What's lost when the MSM stops doing their job and becomes a section of the corporate/political deep state?

I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the MSM had plans months in advance to attack Trump on the death of McCain. These attacks seem all too coordinated to be some media knee jerk reaction. Garunteed a week of negative press, which is why we are seeing the beautification of McCain regardless of his warmongering, weapons sales and giveaways, and his support for some the most corrupt countries and evil jihadists on the planet. The only reason McCain and John Glenn skated out of the savings and loan crises was because of their past, but they were still guilty of corruption in the eyes of the public.

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Is Melania going again?

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Perhaps to much people and security would overcrowded the event..

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Pukey2Today  10:13 am JST

Is Melania going again?

"I really don't care, do u?"

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Whether the McCain family requested it or not, why does a sitting president need to show up to a Senators Funeral? There is absolutely no need for a sitting President to be there, and who really cares? McCain wasn't anyone special, he was a POW yes, but he returned home and he thinks he did something positive but was it for him or for the nation, depending on which story line you listen to it could be either. Trump is not a Politician that's why he won, Americans were tired of Politicians and so they voted for something else, if you don't like Trump, to bad he is the POTUS now, wanna put someone else in the white house then the Dems need to field a candidate better than the last one, its simple.

The American people were tired of the same BS coming out of Washington and so they made a change!

Trump is who yanks have now, and if the DEMS, don't do something well they'll be looking at another 4 Years of him.

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Mr. President, you have to be the big man the presidency requires.

Translation: Please don't tweet. Or speak. Or play golf on the day of McCain's funeral.

That's the level to which the presidency has fallen.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, both a close friend of McCain and a Trump ally, urged the president this week to be "a big man in a big office."

Haha. When you need someone to actually say that, you know where the problem lies. RIP, Sen. McCain, the real big man in office.

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That is the level to which THIS presidency has fallen.

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I and at least 100 million Americans from both sides of the aisle would rather have this president spend 120% of his time to continue to fix the economy and get on with having real conservatives elected to Congress in order to move things that mater forward full speed ahead. Hail, Sen. McCain, hero American hero and RIP. All the rest is of the story in a non-event.

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Our problem is that we have a draft dodger for a President, one who disrespects and insults veterans. Under these circumstances, it is right and proper that he should be barred from attending the funeral of an actual combat hero.

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How can anyone expect a democratic nation to unite behind the person who didn't win the majority vote?

No he didn't. I witnessed the cyberhacking while I was on the internet on election night 2016, and so why should I even recognize him as legit POTUS? Why should any of us?

1glennToday 10:26 pm JSTOur problem is that we have a draft dodger for a President, one who disrespects and insults veterans. Under these circumstances, it is right and proper that he should be barred from attending the funeral of an actual combat hero.

You dead-on right. Trump slammed McCain for BEING an ex-POW, and he says PTSD veterans are 'weak'. He's not suitable to attend a military funeral, and he's too boorish to be invited to anything. He'd just gear it up towards HIMSELF as always.

He's a tiny, tiny man, a weak person's idea of a strong man.

Not even a man. A bully, a Mussolini and yet a weakling too as Stormy Daniels has said on TV. And he keeps posting the same stuff - 'no collusion', etc. He ain't fooling me and his guilt is more evident every day. If he were innocent he wouldn't be acting that way.

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Not wanted. Yeah, that's Trump all right. We really don't care, do u?

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How can anyone expect a democratic nation to unite behind the person who didn't win the majority vote?

This statement implies that a nation, to be democratic, should unite behind a person who wins the popular vote, but what is meant by “unite”?

What if an aggressive minority (within a political party) is brought to power by a majority vote and that minority then browbeats fellow party legislators to go along with radical changes to basic laws in order to promote an agenda which most of their voters truly didn’t understand because it was misrepresented? Has the elected president then united the nation?

Yes, but Finis Rem Publicam.

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Ike-in-Tokyo-from-89Sep. 1 12:11 am JSTHow can anyone expect a democratic nation to unite behind the person who didn't win the majority vote?

This statement implies that a nation, to be democratic, should unite behind a person who wins the popular vote, but what is meant by “unite”?

First of all, Benedict Dotard didn't win the popular vote at all. And no, the nation shouldn't 'rally around' this excuse of a President because he is not legit, he's unqualified and he has done nothing but push his hateful, racist narcisstic agenda. The nation must UNITE to FIGHT this evil corruption, because Trump is destroying our democracy traditions. Since he is violating the Constitution and our democratic ideals, the USA must UNITE to remove him from office and punish him because he is abusing it.

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