The Republican National Committee (RNC) attempted to wish President Donald Trump a happy birthday on Friday and suck up to him at the same time. Little did they know that Twitter users were prepared to hijack the day for true patriot John McCain.
In a birthday message on Twitter, the RNC called Trump a “great” president and asked everyone to retweet to do the same.
It’s President @realDonaldTrump’s BIRTHDAY!
RT to wish our GREAT President a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! pic.twitter.com/OOMKAzReqV
— GOP (@GOP) June 14, 2019
But Bill Maher is not the only one who mocked Trump on his birthday. Twitter users did as well and literally hijacked the day and declared it John McCain Day to honor the late-senator and war hero instead of a five-time draft dodger who disgraces the presidency.
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) June 14, 2019
A war hero and the best president ever. pic.twitter.com/0vbySSc4sV
— Maru (@pianogreen) June 14, 2019
— Mark Proteau (@MarkProteau) June 14, 2019
Resign. Give the world a gift.
— JD Adler (@jd_adler) June 14, 2019
— Jim Baker (@JimBakerReal) June 14, 2019
— dale davis (@daledav80895238) June 14, 2019
Sending out good wishes for everyone to have a Happy #JohnMcCainDay. John McCain was a true American hero who served our country with honor and did not shy away from his duties when he was called. As a nation, we are all indebted to this patriotic man of courage. pic.twitter.com/JDxBJSLjfj
— GᖇᗩᗰᔕIE (@_let_love_rule) June 14, 2019
“Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you” – John McCain #JohnMcCainDay pic.twitter.com/itHcBF6GUy
— AMERICAN MOM 🏴☠️ (@GOPAmericanMom) June 14, 2019
— Delilia O’Malley (@DeliliaOMalley) June 14, 2019
probably not his real birthday. Where’s his birth certificate? LOL
— Eric Shaw (@RaiderEric42) June 14, 2019
— Take Back your Country-#impeachTrump (@safeagain1) June 14, 2019
The worst president. A pathetic husband who cheats on his wife with porn stars. Accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. A businessman who doesn’t pay taxes and commits fraud. Lies compulsively and whines constantly about being treated unfairly. A loser.
— Trumpism is a brain virus🤯 (@trumpharmsusall) June 14, 2019
Republicans are worshiping Trump like a dictator, but Trump is not deserving of such adulation and he certainly does not deserve birthday wishes. McCain, on the other hand, deserves a day honoring his memory and sacrifice and there is no better day to honor him than June 14th. Because if Americans are going to honor someone on this day, it should not be Trump. And we should lobby Congress to recognize June 14th as a national holiday to celebrate McCain’s life and service to our country. Then we can watch Trump fume about it.
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