Mulvaney: Hiding McCain Ship From Trump's Sight Is 'Not An Unreasonable' Ask

  
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Mulvaney: Hiding McCain Ship From Trump's Sight Is 'Not An Unreasonable' Ask
Despite Trump’s claims of “fake news” regarding reports of the ship, the Navy confirmed on Saturday that a “request was made” to hide the ship.

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Mulvaney: Hiding McCain Ship From Trump's Sight Is 'Not An Unreasonable' Ask


By Cristina Cabrera June 2, 2019 1:07 pm

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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended the request to move the USS John S. McCain from President Donald Trump’s sight, saying that it was “not an unreasonable” thing to ask.

Mulvaney appeared on both “Fox News Sunday” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning, during both of which he was asked about an unknown White House official’s request to hide the McCain ship from Trump’s sight during his trip to Japan.

Mulvaney told Fox host Chris Wallace that neither he nor Trump knew about the request, but that Trump’s feelings about the late senator “are well-known” and that a junior White House official might’ve taken it into their own hands.

“If a 23 or 24-year-old person says ‘Look, is it really a good idea for this ship to be in the background?’, that is not an unreasonable question to have, and it’s certainly not something that takes up two minutes of national television on Sunday,” Mulvaney sniped at Wallace.

Wallace also asked acting chief of staff if anyone at the White House would be disciplined over the request.

“For what? For asking an innocuous question about that? No,” Mulvaney responded. “This is a minor issue that we think the media is trying to make into a larger matter.”

Mulvaney made a similar argument when discussing the incident with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd.

“The fact that some 23, 24-year-old on the Advance team went to that site and said ‘Oh my goodness, there’s the John McCain. We all know how the President feels about the former senator. Maybe that’s not the best backdrop, can someone look into moving it?’: That’s not an unreasonable thing to ask,” Mulvaney said.

Despite Trump’s claims of “fake news” regarding reports of the ship, the Navy confirmed on Saturday that a “request was made” to hide the ship.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said last week that he “would not have moved the ship” and that his chief of staff was investigating the situation.


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

We have gone from people here on Newstalkers saying "it is fake news" , to the president*'s chief of staff saying it happened but not a big deal.  Sound familiar?  It is the Trumpian way. 

First lie about it ever happening, and then when the lie fails, say "who cares?"

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago
“If a 23 or 24-year-old person says ‘Look, is it really a good idea for this ship to be in the background?’, that is not an unreasonable question to have, and it’s certainly not something that takes up two minutes of national television on Sunday,” Mulvaney sniped at Wallace.

Why is a 23 or 24 year old in a position to decide what is or is not visible to the president when he tours American military installations? 

 
 
 
Kavika
3  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Unfrickinbelivable.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

I agree! Just one more way Trump disrespects John McCain. I suspect jealousy plays a large part in his malignant attitude towards McCain. Trump is known to the American people, and a good part of the world, as Cadet Bone Spurs, while McCain is known as a Hero. That has to chap Trump's fat a$$, as Trump sees himself as second only to God. And most likely, not even second.

 
 
 
epistte
3.2  epistte  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago
Unfrickinbelivable.

Trump is absolutely thin-skinned and a petty little man. For this to happen so close to Memorial Day is unconscionable. 

How any veteran can support Donald Trump is beyond me.

 
 
 
Ender
4  Ender    2 weeks ago

What a child. I swear, this whole administration is like a bunch of grade schoolers.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
5  Bob Nelson    2 weeks ago

Toadying is an essential part of any White House personnel's job description.

 
 
 
PJ
6  PJ    2 weeks ago

There is no honor in this white house.  This is what happens when the lowest of the low in America vote in people who mirror their own morals and principals.    

 
 
 
JBB
7  JBB    2 weeks ago

There are historical precedents for such behaviors. Nero and Caligula, for example...

 
 
 
lib50
7.1  lib50  replied to  JBB @7    2 weeks ago

I've thought of him as mix of Caligula and someone else - Nero works!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
7.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  lib50 @7.1    2 weeks ago

And don't forget Mussolini....who strutted his bovine arse around like Trump does, and played like he was King of the world because he thought he had Hitler to watch his back. Just like Trump thinks he has Kim and Putin to watch his back. 

Even many in his pwn party are getting fed up with his stupid, irrational anti-American antics with his inane tariffs and Trade War that will have a huge negative impact on much of America and its people. 

MOO

 
 
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