As solemn vehicle crew John McCain made his way past the Washington Monument on Saturday morning. In sight of the White House, President Donald Trump was busy spreading a series of tweets attacking the FBI, the Department of Justice, the news media, and Canada.
Trump made no mention of the death of the senator, even though the luminaries of Washington – including three former presidents – began to gather in the National Cathedral for a memorial service.
Trump, whom McCain refused to worship, started the morning tweet storm at 7:19 am, with a slap on the state of the news media just as Fox, CNN, and MSNBC began broadcasting their coverage of the day's events ,
Two minutes later, the president A blow to Canada, which on Friday rejected a trade agreement and said, "I love Canada, but they've taken advantage of our country for men years."
After an hour off, at 8:26 am, One minute after MSNBC began its live coverage of the McCain family's Senate meeting, Trump issued his third morning tweet. It was so long ago that it developed into a five-piece, long enough for McCain's motorcade to stop just before the Vietnam Memorial and to the cathedral.
The subject, on the last McCain Day in Washington, DC, involved the Office of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance. He cited a Friday night appearance in Fox's Hannity program by Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group. Fitton discussed a Judicial Watch response to a judicial submission by the Department of Justice regarding interception orders for Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.
At 8:32 am, when the coffin carrying McCain's body moved from the Senate's rotunda to a hearse for the If Walking down Constitution Avenue, Trump unleashed the second installment of the FISA tweet and selected Fitton's description of the leadership of the DOJ and FBI, who are both Trump appointees, as "completely out to lunch". After a brief pause, the McCain Motorcade rolled past the Ministry of Justice building and then passed between the White House on the right and the Washington Monument, which was flanked to half a staff in McCain's honor.
Silence from the Trump twitter feed as the cable channels showed Cindy McCain, the deceased senator's widow, at the Vietnam Memorial wall in McCain's store in front of a wreath. She was accompanied by Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
At 9:19 am, when Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump arrived at the National Cathedral, where they were greeted by a longtime McCain buddy Senator Lindsey Graham, RS.C., Trump fired the third segment of FISA tweets , with quotes about the "fake dossier," which allegedly contained information about the President's insult.
When the motorcade resumes the excursion to the National Cathedral, Trump leaps back into his morning tweets with the fourth part back on the "Fake Dossier" this time with a slap on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who happened at this moment to be in the cathedral ready to hold a tribute to McCain at the Senator's request.
At 9:27, Trump tweeted a quote from conservative commentator Dan Bongino, who casts the ghost of a "police state" of the Obama administration on Trump.
As cameras panning the Cathedral Assembly, including such members of the Washington elite as former Presidents Obama, Clinton and George W. Bush, along with Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Senator Orrin Hatch, Trump archenemy Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, House Leader, and even CNN anarchist Jake Tapper, Trump paused
Trump, who had tweeted from the White House, did not stay long enough to see the McCain
Instead, Trump left the media pool at 10:35 am, during the last moments of Meghan McCain's emotional eulogy to her father.
It turned out that he made his normal Saturday run home to his golf course in Virginia, despite heavy rains in the area Friday night. He wore a white shirt-sleeved shirt and a white hat labeled "Make America Great Again."
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