"She called me so many times, I said I don't want to take the call," Trump told service members.
But on his first day back from vacation Trump flew to the Jefferson County, New York base to sign the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. The major spending bill was named in honor of Senator John McCain, (R-AZ), who is battling brain cancer.
Trump did not mention Sen. McCain's name once, as the AP noted.
Some reactions via Twitter:
It’s literally named the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act” and neither Trump nor Pence mentioned McCain’s name.
This is who Trump and Pence are: the smallest of men implementing all the most harmful U.S. policies and destroying all the good ones. https://t.co/hYXV69mzgX
— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) August 13, 2018
At the signing of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum, neither Trump nor Pence mentioned the ailing Sen. McCain.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) August 13, 2018
At the outset of his speech, Trump refers to the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act as simply the National Defense Authorization Act and "our new defense bill." Will he acknowledge McCain at all?
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 13, 2018
Trump thanked and named several GOP House Reps, military officials, veterans, & spouses for helping pass the "John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act," -- yet no mention of the ailing senator after which it is named, a veteran who is battling brain cancer.
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) August 13, 2018
President Trump just signed a defense spending bill, named in honor of Sen. John McCain. In doing so, he neglected to mention McCain's name even once in his speech. https://t.co/qKWR9Gpv7C pic.twitter.com/ML5Ir9AfCR
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 13, 2018
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