Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” panelist Ana Navarro called Donald Trump a “pathological president” for his latest comments about John McCain’s funeral.
Navarro, who worked on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, said the president’s claim that he had to “approve” the senator’s funeral “is a flat out lie” and his claim that John McCain had not done enough for veterans was a “pathological” lie.
“John McCain and Bernie Sanders passed the Choice and Accountability Act in 2014. It was signed by Barack Obama while you were calling into question his citizenship,” she said, adding the law was passed by “veterans who served while you were pretending you had bone spurs.”
“Why are so many Republicans silent about this too? Why are these cowards siding with a draft dodger over a war hero?” she asked before giving the floor to McCain’s daughter, fellow panelist Meghan McCain.
“I don’t like coming out here every day and having to do this,” McCain said. “It’s extremely emotionally exhausting.”
“Every time he talks about it, we need to call it out. It’s awkward for you. It’s painful for you. It might be exhausting,” said Navarro. “We cannot get exhausted. We cannot get tired of being outraged by what this man is doing to the presidency of the United States.”
“He got the funeral that he deserved,” Navarro added. “He got the funeral that he earned through more than 60 years of service and sacrifice and pain for this country, something that Donald Trump knows nothing about because for more than 70 years it’s been all about Trump for him… He didn’t approve anything other than the plane, which they could have gotten themselves. It was Congress who allowed John McCain to lay in state. It was the National Cathedral that allowed John McCain’s mass to be held there.”
“He also said that John McCain had not done anything for veterans, that John McCain had — you know, that they had failed in getting choice and accountability for many decades. Lie. you pathological president, liar, liar, liar.”
“John McCain and Bernie Sanders passed the Choice and Accountability Act in 2014. It was signed by Barack Obama while you were calling into question his citizenship. And it was John McCain who got the expansion of that act, in his dying days, he got the expansion of that act, and it is called… the John S. McCain III, Daniel Akaka, and Samuel Johnson VA Maintaining Act — three veterans who served while you were pretending you had bone spurs.”
“Now, about your question as to Republicans, the reason they are not speaking is because they’re spineless and because they’re afraid of this man, because they think he is like Lord Voldemort, and if they mention his name he will come down and strike them dead politically,” Navarro continued.
“Let me tell you,” she also said. “I have all this week heard about people and seen people going on TV and people making statements about their good friend John McCain. The man they revered, John McCain. National hero, John McCain. But most of them with notable exceptions, like Mitt Romney and Johnny Isaacson, have been too damn cowardly to call out the guy making the attacks. The silence of the Republican party is enabling Donald Trump to cheapen the White House.”
“The history books will reflect that. I hope that they’re thinking about that,” co-host Joy Behar added.
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