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Friday, June 07, 2019

"A request was made to the U.S. Navy to minimize the visibility of USS John S. McCain" during President Donald Trump's recent state visit to Japan, the Navy said in a statement.

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The U.S. Navy has acknowledged that a request was made to hide the USS John S. McCain during President Donald Trump's recent state visit to Japan.

"A request was made to the U.S. Navy to minimize the visibility of USS John S. McCain, however, all ships remained in their normal configuration during the President's visit," Rear Admiral Charlie Brown, chief of information, said in a statement to NBC News.

"There were also no intentional efforts to explicitly exclude Sailors assigned to USS John S. McCain," the statement said.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Friday he'd asked his chief of staff to "look into" the reported request from the White House to move the ship "out of sight" during Trump's visit.

"Our business is to run military operations and not become politicized," Shanahan told reporters during a news conference in Singapore. "I would not have moved the ship," he added.

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This entire administration is a national disgrace.

McCain's ghost lives in their heads 24/7/365.

Hannity's fat head would be in little blasted bits if Obama had done this.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-06-07 09:35 AM | Reply

Whoever it was that sent that e-mail to WSJ with the fake photos was a real genius - the commies bought into it hook, line, and sinker.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-07 09:44 AM | Reply

all ships remained in their normal configuration during the President's visit," Rear Admiral Charlie Brown, chief of information, said in a statement to NBC News.

And the problem is??????????????????

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-07 03:21 PM | Reply

The problem is the Trump administration wanted to move a naval vessel that was undergoing repairs because they figured Trump would have a conniption over seeing it.

A tarp was hung over the ship's name until they brought in a barge to hide it out of sight. USS McCain sailors were specifically kept away from Donny Thin Skin.

Is this patriotism? Is this respect for the armed forces?

#4 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-06-07 04:43 PM | Reply

#4 | Posted by Derek_Wildst

Look at the angle that photo was taken from: a pier. Any idiot could see that.

The jokester was a genius though. He got WSJ, and then the rest of the MSM with an anonymous e-mail and a hoax photo.

I can't believe people bought into that.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-07 06:17 PM | Reply

Also, look at the water behind the ship - it's in a harbor, not at sea.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-07 06:22 PM | Reply

The U.S. Navy has acknowledged that a request was made to hide the USS John S. McCain during President Donald Trump's recent state visit to Japan.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-08 05:50 PM | Reply

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