Mic Drop

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - J.D. Crowe)

In other news, the Wall Street Journal reports that Qatar has hired 23 lobbying firms (up from 7 in 2016) who are targeting a secret list of 250 individuals close to Trump. The goal of their lobbying blitz has been to turn back the tide following Trump's decision to support Saudi Arabia's reckless crusade against Qatar. The largest US military base in the middle east is in Qatar, by the way, a fact that Trump did not know when he supported the Saudis.

Meanwhile, the FBI would like to make it clear that there's no evidence Hillary Clinton's email server was ever hacked despite whatever Trump tweets.

Finally, John McCain reportedly called President Obama to personally ask him to speak at this funeral.

It was a day in early April when Barack Obama received an unexpected call from McCain, who was battling brain cancer and said he had a blunt question to ask: Would you deliver one of the eulogies at my funeral?

Obama, who is responsible for extinguishing McCain's second bid for the White House a decade ago, immediately answered that he would. He was taken aback by the request, aides say, as was George W. Bush, another former rival, who received a similar call from McCain this spring.

When the 43rd and 44th US presidents stand on the high altar of the soaring cathedral on Saturday, after the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" anthem is sung, they will not only be celebrating the life of John Sidney McCain III. It will be McCain, too, having a not-so-subtle last word, aimed at another president he made clear he did not want to attend: Donald J. Trump.

When Trump watches the funeral on Saturday (you know he will, because he's the pettiest motherfucker in the world) there's virtually no chance he will be chastened by the words of anyone who speaks. If anything, Trump will become angry because no one will ever say anything nice about him. That's the kind of person he is.

Person? Person feels like the wrong word for Trump. He's not a person or a human. He's not a man. He's a creature.

  • Nefercat

    “If anything, Trump will become angry because no one will ever say anything nice about him.
    He’ll be angry because at this big impressive event no one will say anything about him.

    Trump can’t comprehend the existence of other people; they exist only as blobs of protoplasm that should be talking about truuuuuump.

  • 1933john

    You can look for Trump to be in the wrong
    place doing the wrong thing on Saturday.

    • fry1laurie

      Yeah, more golf at one of his resorts.

    • Aynwrong

      Or any other day that ends in Y.

  • Badgerite

    I believe Biden was asked to speak as well.

    • Actually Biden will be speaking at the public memorial service on Thursday in Phoenix.

      • Badgerite

        I’m sure it’ll be heartfelt. Unlike some people who will remain nameless.

  • Aynwrong

    You know who else wasn’t invited to McCain’s funeral? Sarah Palin.

    • mnpollio

      Well truth be told, I do hold McCain accountable for subjecting us to the horrors of La Palin for so long. Or should I hold Bill Cristal accountable since it was his brilliance that brought her to McCain’s attention. That said, it does speak volumes that an invitation was not extended to his running mate, but was extended to his opponents. You know if Sarah Palin were there she would have hogged the spotlight and tried to blame McCain’s demise on Obama and liberals. Or she would have tried to say something close to that – every time the woman speaks she needs an interpreter.