This week, I’ve seen a lot of people weighing in on John McCain’s announcement that President Trump is not invited to his funeral.
In case you missed it, the news was initially reported by the New York Times:
“His intimates have informed the White House that their current plan for his funeral is for Vice President Mike Pence to attend the service to be held in Washington’s National Cathedral but not President Trump, with whom Mr. McCain has had a rocky relationship.”
The news created an uproar. Republican senator Orrin Hatch called it “ridiculous,” saying that Trump should definitely be invited. (Note: Hatch has since walked back these comments, saying that he “shouldn’t have said anything.”) It also created a firestorm on Twitter, with people calling Senator McCain a whole host of names — even telling him to speed up the process and die — apparently just to prove their undying devotion to President Trump. Some of the responses were absolutely vile. (Feel free to search Twitter and look for them yourself if you don’t believe me, because I’m not going to give any of these people any exposure by linking to them here.)