Instead, he has become a middle-class freelancer, leading the government, but peripheral to the society people look for when the tragedy strikes, hoping that he will only please do not say anything.
Mr. Trump said nothing about Mr. McCain in his class plus Indiana. The rally was a standard Trump combo record that Trump voted for as the president of the people who voted for him, and encouraged them to indulge in complaints and animus.
He repeated his election victory in 2016 more than once. He hit the crowd against the media the day the F.B.I. arrested a man for threatening to kill Boston Globe employees by using Trump's "enemy of the people." He said he was no longer allowed to call Hispanic gang members "animals," which he repeated several times. He invited his crowd to imagine "whether Crooked had won Hillary Clinton."
This was the trade the country chose, who became a celebrity who said, "You're fired," using the terms "nice" and "boy scout" as insults that once told People magazine, " Man is the most vicious of all animals and life is a series of battles that end in victory or defeat. "
John McCain was also a fighter for almost anyone who spoke about him. But he coordinated his latest media flash to say that after and even in the midst of a fight, American leaders should see their opponents as human beings rather than simply obstacles to be crushed.
It was his last argument from the grave, but as Mr. Trump made it clear, it's not something we can expect at the moment anyway.