CNN’s Jim Acosta caught Trump is an epically dumb lie, as no presidential approval was required for John McCain’s funeral.
Trump said in Ohio, “I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don’t care about this. I didn’t get thank you. That’s ok. We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”
Video of Trump:
President Trump on John McCain: "I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn’t get thank you. That's ok. We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain." pic.twitter.com/hG4XwOiIBO
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 20, 2019
CNN’s Jim Acosta found out that no presidential approval is required for government officials other than former presidents:
According to the Washington National Cathedral, this is false: "Only a state funeral for a former president involves consultation with government officials. No funeral at the Cathedral requires the approval of the president or any other government official.” https://t.co/x4llFGpwWQ
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 21, 2019
Trump engaged in an incredibly stupid, petty, and easily disproven lie
Trump did do one thing that John McCain wanted. He didn’t show up. McCain intentionally did not invite Trump to his funeral. Donald Trump had nothing to do with planning or approving anything relating to McCain’s funeral. It was Trump who refused to order the flags lowered to half staff for McCain until a public outcry forced him to do it.
Donald Trump is the only person in America who could fight with a dead man and lose.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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