|Mayor Pete Buttigieg|
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg called out Donald Trump this week after the Trumpster whined that he wasn’t “thanked” for “approving” the late Senator John McCain’s funeral.
“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve,” Trump told supporters at a factory in Ohio, even though it was Congress that allowed McCain to lie in state.
“I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK,” Trump complained.
This being seven months later, I’m not so sure how “OK” he really is with it since he brought it up.
Buttigieg, who is running for president, clapped back at Trump, bringing up the topic of Trump’s draft dodging by faking bone spurs, while McCain fought in the Vietnam War and was held as a prisoner of war for six years.
“When a president (who faked a disability in order to avoid serving) attacks a departed war hero, it’s for attention,” Buttigieg tweeted.
When a president (who faked a disability in order to avoid serving) attacks a departed war hero, it’s for attention.
We should honor the late Senator McCain, and also follow his example by focusing not on the behavior of the president but on the future of our country.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) March 20, 2019
Incidentally, NBC News reports that the National Cathedral rebuked Trump’s claim he “approved” McCain’s funeral.
In a statement Thursday, a spokesperson for the Cathedral said relatives organize funerals and it doesn’t need approval from the president.
“Washington National Cathedral was honored to host the funeral service for Senator John McCain. All funerals and memorial services at the Cathedral are organized by the family of the deceased; only a state funeral for a former president involves consultation with government officials. No funeral at the Cathedral requires the approval of the president or any other government official,” read the statement.