Kremlin Annex protesters stick it to Trump for concealment of USS John McCain during his visit to Japan

HD Video-Mock USS John McCain makes port call at the White House 2 min 35 sec

Amid the news of Trump's deadly racism on the border and the growing chorus of calls for impeachment over obstruction of justice, a new issue has arisen. When Trump visited Japan, someone ensured the US Navy's USS John McCain was kept out of sight as it is named for one of his political enemies.

This is the behavior of a stereotypical tin-pot dictator. On the last day of May, protesters showed up with a mock version of the destroyer in front of the White House hoping to torpedo Trump's reputation. During this a 100 year old WWII veteran stopped by the protest.

John McCain's politics were a mixed bag, ranging from jingoistic songs about bombing Iraq at one point to refusing to vote for "Trumpcare" when summoned from his hospital bed for the vote back in 2017. Trump considered him an enemy and went so far as to mock his capture and time as a POW during the Vietnam War. Trump sat that one out, citing "bone spurs" to hold off the draft. Trump did not RESIST the draft as a princicpled opponent of the Vietnam War, instead he just took steps to make sure it did not apply to him personally. He did nothing to help others shut down Selective Service, and nothing to stop the war in Vietnam. He has been called a "Chickenhawk First Class" as well as the sort of cheap despot who seeks to lock up his electoral opponents and from whom ships named for his enemies must be concealed even by the US Navy.

Background on the USS John McCain Incident

CBS News reports that a paint barge was seen by the USS John McCain, and that sailors were given the day off to ensure their ships's ball caps emblazoned with the name of the ship would not be seen in the area. The Washington Post reported a tarp was used to cover up the ship's nameplate On Friday, May 24. The CBS report states that Adm. Bill Sawyer successfully ordered the tarp removed prior to Trump's arrival, and that the ships were lined up in a row, with the McCain nameplate visible from USS Wasp.

US officials were reported by CBS as stating that generic "Navy" caps without the name of the ship were worn by the 800 sailors aboard USS Wasp during Trump's visit. The same officials denied that sailors from USS John McCain were ordered to stay away. He did admit that "many were away for the long weekend" implying shore leave was granted to get them out of the area. Sailors on USS John McCain normally wear caps with the ship's name on them, following long Navy tradition of caps with the ship's name and profile. Business Insider reports sailors from the USS John McCain were actively turned away from Trump's memorial day speech, no doubt on account of the baseball caps.

This is not exactly a red MAGA hat. Photo from an posting listing these as "out of stock"

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