John McCain's Widow Shares Stranger's Hateful Message after Trump's Attack on Her Late-Husband
On Tuesday, Cindy McCain revealed that she’d received a horrific social media message about her late husband and daughter. The hateful note came after President Donald Trump slammed the late senator again.
The stranger posted the message on Cindy’s Facebook messenger and she shared a screenshot on Twitter.
President Donald Trump recently slammed Arizona Republican late Senator John McCain during an interview at the Oval Office. In relation to their differing political views, Trump said: “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
"I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be" pic.twitter.com/I9lNrE5lGY— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) March 19, 2019
The senator’s widow, Cindy McCain, revealed that a stranger had sent her a horrific message about her late husband and daughter Meghan McCain. Cindy posted a screenshot of the offensive message.
The message from a user named Tiffany Nicole read:
“Your husband was a traitorous piece of warmongering [expletive] and I'm glad he's dead. Hope your Mrs. Piggy looking daughter chokes to death on the next burger she stuffs down her fat neck, too, [expletive].”
.@MeghanMcCain responds to President Trump criticizing her late father Sen. John McCain: “If I had told my dad ... he would think it was so hilarious that our president was so jealous of him that he was dominating the news cycle in death” https://t.co/Uf0zR1IJxv pic.twitter.com/40WZKxCE0q— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 20, 2019
The late senator’s wife explained in the caption of the post why she chose to share the message:
“I want to make sure all of you could see how kind and loving a stranger can be. I’m posting her note for her family and friends could see [sic].”
In response to the attacks that Trump has launched against the senator, Meghan defended her father via social media and on ABC's “The View.” The president posted a series of tweets over the weekend slamming John.
Why this tweet at this exact moment? Sad that the rhetoric from the Bone-Spur-in-Chief encourages people to attack a war hero. I was often at odds w/McCain on issues, but always admired his service to our nation. I prefer hero’s who get caught —-to draft dodgers who are about to!— Robert Picardo (@RobertPicardo) March 20, 2019
Reporters asked him about the tweets on Tuesday during a state visit with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Trump explained that he wasn’t a fan of John’s because of the 2017 Senate vote that ended GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.
What a terrible thing to have to read, @cindymccain. I'm a lifelong DEM, and I disagreed with your husband, but I respect his sacrifice for our country.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 20, 2019
John McCain was a hero, and he will always be remembered as such.
True Patriots remember.🇺🇲 pic.twitter.com/eHg6Bcqrck
The president said:
“I'm very unhappy that he didn't repeal and replace Obamacare as you know. He campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years, and then he got to a vote, and he said thumbs down. And our country would have saved a trillion dollars and we would have had great healthcare.”
Trump shared that the senator had “told us hours before that he was going to repeal and replace” before voting with the Democrats.
The president concluded:
“Frankly, had we even known that I think we would have gotten the vote because we could have gotten somebody else. So I think that's disgraceful, plus there are other things.”