Trump Now Floats That McCain Ship Drama Was A Figment Of Our Imaginations

Portrait of members of the McCain family as they attend the christening of USS John S McCain (DDG-56), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named after US Navy admiral John McCain Jr, Bath, Maine, September 26, 1992. Pic... Portrait of members of the McCain family as they attend the christening of USS John S McCain (DDG-56), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named after US Navy admiral John McCain Jr, Bath, Maine, September 26, 1992. Pictured are, from left, McCain's son, American politician US Senator John S McCain III, his wife, Roberta McCain (nee Wright), grandson son Jack (born John S McCain IV), granddaughter Meghan, and McCain III's wife, Cindy. (Photo by PH1 Robert Joyal, US Navy/PhotoQuest/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 5, 2019 9:41 a.m.

President Donald Trump, never one to be restrained by the truth, is now positing that the debacle around hiding a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain and his family may not have even happened.

“First of all, I didn’t know anything about it, but I’m not even sure it happened,” Trump told Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain.” “I hear it’s fake news. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. But again, I don’t talk about John McCain unless someone asks me about it.”

Someone at the White House asked for the ship to be hidden from view during Trump’s visit to Japan. Trump has long claimed that he knew nothing of it (though he thinks the administration official was “well-meaning”) and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that he would never have given such an order.

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