The “joke” about John McCain made by a White House staffer was disgraceful. The White House reaction is even worse – the employee is still working there. Trump’s attitude encourages this behavior. Remember how he said McCain was not a war hero,
This is an excellent column by Chris Cillizza. It also covers Hatch’s comment (which he later apologized for) that Trump should be invited to McCain’s funeral and a remark by a former general who called McCain “Songbird” with no basis.
The only Republican, as far as I know, who has criticized the joke and White House reaction was Lindsay Graham.
An opinion column: How many more funerals will Trump have to skip?
I don’t agree with John McCain on many issues but I have enormous respect for him as a person. The way he has been treated by many in his own party is disgraceful.
It gets worse: