Trump refuses to acknowledge the life, service and decency of John McCain (letter)
Editor’s note: This letter was submitted prior to President Donald Trump’s comments made about Sen. John McCain at a dinner for evangelical leaders on Friday, Aug. 27.
I often disagreed with John McCain’s political positions, but I never doubted the strength of his convictions, his commitment to American democracy or his status as a true war hero.
In the aftermath of McCain’s death, our current president has done nothing to laud his lifetime of service to our country. His failure exposes his deep narcissism (which prevents him from praising anyone who is not loyal to him) and encourages division in the country.
The life, service and decency of John McCain stand in stark contrast to our current president. We should respect his passing by refusing to sink to the depths of hate, anger, depravity and division so frequently expressed by our current president.
We should, in fact, speak out against such conduct, as John McCain did. And we should demand that all of our public servants re-commit to decency, civility and respect for all individuals in their public service.