As our many readers know from reading this online satirical newspaper, Donald Trump, 72, plans to run for a third, and then a fourth,
term — which his rapidly diminishing number of supporters would love.
Yesterday, Sen. John McCain’s stirring memorial service was celebrated at the Washington National Cathedral — a large Episcopal cathedral in Northwest Washington.
Construction of the Cathedral took a while: from 1907, with President “Teddy” Roosevelt observing the laying of the foundation stone, until 1990, when President George H.W. Bush observed the placing of the final finial.
Trump finished college in 1968, when he received a military deferment for bone spurs in his heels.
During the Vietnam war, McCain, a naval aviator and a 1958 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he will be laid to rest later today, was shot down in 1967 when he was flying his twenty-third bombing mission over North Vietnam. He was captured and incarcerated in the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” prison, and was tortured for five and one-half years.
During his campaign in 2016, Trump criticized McCain for having been captured during the Vietnam War.
Knowing full well that he was dying of brain cancer, Sen. McCain, who planned his funeral in detail, specifically requested that Trump, his fellow Republican, not be invited, and his family fully complied with his wishes.
Associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones hasn’t yet told us where Trump went over the weekend, but we do know that he left the Nation’s Capital.
During his 2016 campaign, Trump said he would “drain the swamp [in Washington]"— but he’s only made it worse: quite possibly the most corrupt (morally and otherwise) man ever to sit in the Oval Office, and a constant liar who only watches Fox News.
President George W. Bush and former FLOTUS Laura Bush were at the Cathedral yesterday, and President Bush spoke.
So did President Barack Obama. Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama was with him.
In 2000, George W. Bush defeated Sen. McCain when he ran for president the first time, but Sen. McCain expressly wanted both Pres. George W. Bush and Pres. Obama to deliver eulogies, and they did.
Sen. McCain sure as hell didn’t want Trump there. Good decision (https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/09/01/washington-mourns-john-mccain-and-its-own-demise-under-trump-219630).
Sen. McCain was educated at a private Episcopal boarding school in Alexandria, Virginia, and at the United States Naval Academy (https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2018/08/27/john-mccain-religion-beliefs-raised-episcopal-attended-baptist-church-prisoner-war-pow/1109643002/).
With his second wife, Cindy, Sen. McCain often attended North Phoenix Baptist Church (https://nphx.org).
Associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us, has been camped outside Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s office for days now, trying to snag an interview with the Grand Canyon State’s Republican governor as to whom he will appoint to succeed Sen. McCain.
The word on the street in Phoenix is that Ducey will appoint somebody Trump likes.
But we here at AP already reported, on August 27, that Ducey is torn between appointing former Arizona resident Sarah Palin or former Vice President Dan Quayle (https://www.apocryphalpress.com/2018/08/27/arizona-gov-s-dilemma-should-he-appoint-dan-quayle-or-sarah-palin-to-succeed-sen-mccain/).
ASR Smith is working hard on this.