The White House Wanted the USS John Mccain “Out of Sight” for Trump’s Visit to Japan

A tarp was hung over the ship’s name ahead of the trip, and sailors—who wear caps bearing the ship’s name—were given the day off

The next best thing after peeing on his grave

The White House wanted the U.S. Navy to move “out of sight” a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain—a war hero who became a frequent target of President Trump’s ire—and his father and grandfather ahead of the president’s visit to Japan last week, according to an email reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

In a May 15 email to U.S. Navy and Air Force officials, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official outlined plans for the president’s arrival that he said had resulted from conversations between the White House Military Office and the Seventh Fleet of the U.S. Navy. In addition to instructions for the proper landing areas for helicopters and preparation for the USS Wasp—where the president was scheduled to speak—the official issued a third directive: “USS John McCain needs to be out of sight.”

“Please confirm #3 will be satisfied,” the official wrote.

When a Navy commander expressed surprise about the directive for the USS John S. McCain, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official replied: “First I heard of it as well.” He said he would work with the White House Military Office to obtain more information about the order.

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan was aware of the concern about the presence of the USS John McCain in Japan and approved measures to ensure it didn’t interfere with the president’s visit, a U.S. official said.

There were discussions within the U.S. military over the past week about how to handle the warship, another U.S. official said. The ship is being repaired after a 2017 collision, and any ship undergoing such repair or maintenance would be difficult to move, officials said. A tarp was hung over the ship’s name ahead of the president’s trip, according to photos reviewed by the Journal, and sailors were directed to remove any coverings from the ship that bore its name.

After the tarp was taken down, a barge was moved closer to the ship, obscuring its name. Navy officials acknowledge the barge was moved but said it was not moved to obscure the name of the ship. Sailors on the ship, who typically wear caps bearing its name, were given the day off during Mr. Trump’s visit, people familiar with the matter said.

Mr. Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday and on Tuesday—though still Monday in the U.S.—delivered Memorial Day remarks to troops aboard the USS Wasp, which is stationed along with the USS John McCain at Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo. Speaking to around 800 military men and women—some of whom wore “Make Aircrew Great Again” patches with a likeness of the president on their jumpsuits—Mr. Trump said he was joined by sailors from six other ships. He made no mention of the USS John McCain.

In July 2018, a month before Mr. McCain’s death, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer formally added Mr. McCain as a namesake of the USS John McCain, which had been named for his father and grandfather after it launched in 1994. Mr. McCain said at the time that he was “deeply honored.”

Source: Wall Street Journal

  1. John C Carleton says

    John McCain was no war hero.
    His father was the Admiral who covered up Israhell’s cowardly attack on the USS Liberty in international waters in 1967, trying to sink her, murdering many US sailors and marines.
    He was given a senate seat as payoff.

    John was the son of a treasonous to America criminal.

    John set the USS Forestal on fire, killing many US sailors, because he was a screwup, and a spoiled Admirals brat.
    He was taken off the ship before seriously burned sailors, so the people on the ship would not kill him.

    John was not tortured, his arm was messed up because he was a screw up who did not listen, when he was told how to punch out of a plane, and so broke his arms not doing it right.

    John collaborated with the enemy, against America, and his fellow POWs.
    The North Vietnamese called him song bird, cause he would not shut up, told them everything he knew, voluntarily, no torture needed.
    He made anti-American propaganda films while a POW.

    Afterwards, he inherited his fathers pay off senate seat, and spent the rest of his life betraying America, and kissing Israhells butt.

    Trump is an idiot, but at least he understands the dishonor attached to the name John McCain.

  2. chris chuba says

    Can’t stand the MSM’s devotion over that war monger, they worship him as if he was George Washington. His funeral observation was 1 to 2 weeks, unbelievable. He got more recognition than Bush Sr.

  3. Mikhail Garchenko says

    …it´s like a f***ing sitcom, LOL..!
    Clowns..! 😛

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