People aren't sure exactly what happened with the USS McCain — but they certainly have opinions

Elizabeth Howe
May 30, 2019 - 1:02 pm

Wednesday night, the Wall Street Journal published a report that the White House requested the USS John McCain be "out of sight" during President Donald Trump's visit to Japan. Since then, the story has been confirmed by several officials...and disavowed by others. 

The office of the Navy Chief of Information tweeted out last night that "The name of USS John S. McCain was not obscured during the POTUS visit to Yokosuka on Memorial Day."

This was one of the first tweets the Navy Chief of Information twitter account has posted in a while — considering it was just reactivated earlier that morning. 

This statement from the Navy Chief of Information wasn't quite enough to put the issue to bed, however. 

Additonal sources however have come out with evidence that contradicts the CHINFO tweet. 

Trump, of course, had to contribute his own tweet to the mix shortly after the story broke. Trump wrote that he "was not informed about anything having to do with the Navy Ship USS John S. McCain" — he "loved being with our great Military Men and Women."

This morning, Trump provided further comments during an on-air interview at the White House.

"I don't know what happened. I was not involved. I would not have done that," Trump said. "Now, somebody did it because they thought I didn't like him, okay? And they were well-meaning."

While the details are a little fuzzy, that certainly hasn't stopped the Twittersphere from voicing a wide range of opinions. 

Meghan McCain tweeted soon after the story broke and appeared on The View this morning to discuss the incident. 

But not everyone thinks the Trump administration did anything wrong. 

At the end of the day, it was Terrance Avery who said what we're all really thinking.

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