Twitter Users Celebrate ‘John McCain Day’ Instead of Trump’s Birthday

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When President Donald Trump checks Twitter today, on his birthday, he might spot a present from some Twitter users — but he probably won’t like it very much.

Donald Trump started his 73rd birthday on Friday with an interview on “Fox & Friends,” but Twitter users critical of the president had something else in mind. Instead of celebrating the president, they celebrated the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.).

The movement was started by Andy Lassner, an executive producer for “The Ellen Show,” announcing his intention to honor “an American hero” early Friday morning.

“Let’s celebrate [Donald Trump’s] birthday today by having #JohnMcCainDay trend,” he wrote. “I’m sure this would mean a lot to [a] patriot like Donald Trump.”

And with that, it was off. Lassner’s tweeted quickly accumulated thousands of retweets and other users joined the conversation.

Just after 9 a.m. ET, #JohnMcCainDay was the top trending topic in the United States with more than 51,000 tweets using the hashtag:

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“I refuse to celebrate a draft dodger today,” one user wrote. “Instead today will be #JohnMcCainDay.”

Writer Molly McKew shared a quote from McCain’s final memoir, “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations.”

“We were born to love, and we were born to have the courage for it,” McCain wrote. “So be brave — the rest is easy.”

For his part, Trump hasn’t done much to hide his contempt for the late senator. The president attacked McCain’s military service and prisoner of war status during the 2016 presidential campaign and grew sharply critical of the then-ailing McCain when he returned from treatment in Arizona to cast a vote effectively killing Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

But Trump’s offensive against McCain didn’t stop after the senator’s death in 2018. Trump has continued to use the senator’s health care vote as a punchline in campaign rallies. And the White House was embroiled in controversy during the president’s recent trip to Japan over attempts to direct the United States Navy to obscure the ship named for McCain his father, Admiral John S. McCain Jr., and his grandfather, Admiral John S. McCain Sr.

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DARRELL KIDD
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DARRELL KIDD

THE ONLY REASON MCCAIN WASN’T COURT MARSHALLED WHEN HE WAS RELEASED WAS THE FACT HIS DADDY SAVED HIS TREASONOUS ASS.JOHN MCCAIN WAS A PC OF SHIT,NOT ONLY DID HE CAUSE THE WORST FIRE AND LOSS OF LIFE IN NAVAL HISTORY,BUT AFTER HE GOT SHOT DOWN WHEN HE DISOBEYED ORDERS,BUT AFTER HE GOT SHOT DOWN GAVE UP OUR FLIGHT PLANS CAUSING MORE MEN LIVES LOST. HERO NEVER. A COWARD WHO IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR HIS DADDY SAVING HIS ASS WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL FOR TREASON,WHICH IS EXACTLY WHERE HE DESERVED TO BE. HIM GETTING CANCER WAS KARMA’S WAY… Read more »

Otis
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To each their own.

Gayla Angon
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Gayla Angon

Not impressed and of course Hollywerd producer would begin such a nothing gimmick to insult the President.

Riscalla Stephen
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Riscalla Stephen

McCain was a documented traitor. Both to the Country and Veterans. A scumbag who deserves what he got.

Alana
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Alana

As usual, the media takes words out of context! For the record, as a MaCain supporter, I was pissed at his vote against repealing Obamacare, many of his supporters were! It was sneaky, and he did it because he did not like Trump, period! McCain left this world an angry Man, it is unfortunate. As for President Trump, he responds to accuser’s, which is his right! Love him or hate him, he is the most Transparent President ever. He does not play the political games like previous Presidents, he thinks out loud a lot, the politicians don’t like that and… Read more »

Paula
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Paula

Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and all suck. DO NOT USE TWITTER AND CANCELED MY FB ACCOUNT.

LPaulB
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LPaulB

John McCain who???

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