Yesterday was Veterans Day and social media was full of respect towards vets. Most Americans were busy sending out thanks to friends, family, and strangers that had served. However, on a Fox News post, many conservatives had no issue with grossly disrespecting a war hero on Veterans Day.
Senator John McCain had just issued a response to Donald Trump after a statement he made about Putin. Despite multiple intelligence agencies determining that Russia had meddled in the elections, Trump told reporters that Putin told him otherwise.
“He said he didn’t meddle,” Trump told reporters after meeting with Putin. “He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.”
It didn’t stop there.
“Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it. But he says, ‘I didn’t do that.’ I think he is very insulted by it, which is not a good thing for our country,” he continued.
McCain was understandably upset at the remarks and had harsh criticism for Trump.
“President Trump today stated that he believed Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and reiterated that he hopes to cooperate with Russia in Syria,” said McCain on Saturday. “There’s nothing ‘America First’ about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community.”
Fox News, surprisingly to us, put out a meme with McCain’s quote on Veterans Day. Would the Trump fans thank McCain for his service and respectfully disagree? Far from it. The comments were as disrespectful as one could possibly be toward someone who was a prisoner of war and decorated servicemember.
Here was the meme Fox posted:
Here were some of the top responses:
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And the most sickening of all:
Let us know in the comments how you feel about their treatment of McCain.
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