The widow of the late Sen. John McCain exposed a vile message from a stranger who said she was “glad” the “traitorous” Arizona Republican was dead.
Cindy McCain shared the vicious message on Twitter just as President Trump had again criticized the late senator who died over six months ago after a battle with brain cancer. The timing of her tweet seemed to many to suggest she was blaming the president for inciting the hatred from others.
“I want to make sure all of you could see how kind and loving a stranger can be. I’m posting her note for her family and friends could see,” she wrote Tuesday, along with a screenshot of the message.
“Your husband was a traitorous piece of warmongering s*** and I’m glad he’s dead. Hope your Mrs. Piggy looking daughter chokes to death on the next burger she stuffs down her fat neck, too, c***,” the woman wrote in her message and referring to the couple’s daughter Meghan McCain.
I want to make sure all of you could see how kind and loving a stranger can be. I’m posting her note for her family and friends could see. pic.twitter.com/GoNCm0fv4U
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) March 19, 2019
Trump lashed out at the late senator over the weekend, quoting former independent counsel Ken Starr in a tweet on the “stains” of McCain’s legacy, including his ObamaCare vote.
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
In discussing the infamous Steele dossier alleging ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, Starr contended in a “Fox & Friends” interview that while McCain is an “American hero,” it would be “unfortunately a very dark stain” if it was true that his associate had passed the dossier to media outlets.
McCain’s daughter rebuked the president, telling him in a tweet, “No one will ever love you the way they loved my father.”
On Tuesday, the same day McCain’s widow shared the message attacking her family, Trump spoke out about the Arizona senator during a White House meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
“I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be. Thank you very much,” Trump said, correctly noting how the senator had reneged on many of his promises over the years. “I’m very unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace ObamaCare. As you know [he] campaigned on repealing and replacing ObamaCare for years and then he got to a vote and he said thumbs down.”
Newly released court filings show McCain and former State Department official David Kramer had provided the Steele dossier to the FBI and various media outlets including BuzzFeed, which went on to publish it. The left has continued to cover for McCain and trash Trump for noting the facts which conservative commentator and author Michelle Malkin spelled out in response to the president’s tweet.
So many stains on the #GhostofJohnMcCain –
✔️Peddling fake dossier
✔️Blocking Obamacare repeal out of spite
✔️Amnesty betrayals and lies
✔️Global warming sellout
✔️TARP, AIG bailouts
For starters. https://t.co/IfxfUcQWUu
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 16, 2019
While many Republicans agree with Trump, there was support for Cindy McCain on all sides after she revealed the hateful message she had received Tuesday.
Sad you have put up with that. Never agreed with Sen. McCain BUT RESPECTED HIM ALOT. God bless
— sladeski11 (@1168_845) March 19, 2019
In what world is this ok? I disagreed with John on a lot, but I always respected him. No widow deserves this crap!
— old_schooler85 (@old_schooler85) March 20, 2019
I may not have agreed with everything Sen. McCain did, but I will never question his service, his faith, or his love for family and country. He was an honorable man, good and decent to his last breath. Bless you and your family, Mrs. McCain.
— Michael Ain’t Scared! ❤????? (@MichaelAintHere) March 19, 2019
But many denouncing the hate, spewed more of their own, lashing out at the woman who wrote the message to McCain. Another woman with the same name attempted to clarify that she was a different person and for the attacks against her to stop.
LET ME SAY THIS AGAIN, I AM NOT THE “TIFFANY NICOLE” WHO SENT THAT MESSAGE TO CINDY MCCAIN!! I WOULD NEVER SEND HATEFUL WORDS TO ANYONE!!! LOOK AT THE PROFILE PIC & CLEARLY SEE THAT ITS NOT ME!!I HAVE A SISTER NAMED MEGAN. People can have the same names but that was not me..THX?
— Tiffany Nicole (@tiffany_roof) March 20, 2019
Many Twitter users, however, called out the not-so-subtle jab at Trump and condemned the blame being leveled at the president for the words and actions of a complete stranger.
Cindy, President has NO CONTROL over what people tweet 2 U! Blaming HIM is like blaming ME 4 your lack of understanding of your father’s PAST! I had nothing 2 do with it. I did my researched, verified findings + conclude that I would uphold same sentiment as President! REALITY!
— 53 Men,Obama,Tahiti (@SorosHunter) March 20, 2019
Did Trump give her Potty-Mouth!!!??
— Brent Slensker (@arkboy3) March 20, 2019
Strange, his words haven’t incited me to rage or murder. Maybe they only affect people who should be in mental institutions or those looking for someone to blame for their own shortcomings. People who blame everything on someone else do, however, piss me off. ?
— Tim (@timbullins_) March 20, 2019
I’m sorry your husband died but he was an angry man (some reasons justified, others not) who tried to change the election. He could’ve done good b4 his death but he lost respect by his theatrics. You’re hypocritical – you used Trump for the ridiculous show that was his funeral
— Sue Ellis (@SueElli87801177) March 20, 2019
As if Trump and supporters don’t get vicious messages everyday.
— ★Kim Belicious★ (@KimsRustyWheels) March 20, 2019
So what? Show me one public figure in politics who doesn’t get vicious messages from random strangers. And I can promise you Cindy was getting them way before Trump “attacked” her husband.
Cindy wants to think she’s a special case. She’s special alright but not how she thinks.
— ChiefReconRanger (@guzifer2) March 20, 2019
Trump gets attacked all the time!!
— Oklahoma Girl (@HusrtMiMi) March 20, 2019
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this is just another hoax from the left to make it appear as if it’s from a Trump supporter
— Brad (@bradlsc) March 20, 2019
#CindyMcCain reveals horrific abuse sent to her as #Trump attacks again https://t.co/amhQ9feYO6 via @MailOnline When did mere opinions & blue language become “horrific abuse?” Americans need to get backbones again. #JohnMcCain was controversial in life & in death. So? #MAGA!
— Sarah Whalen (@SarahWhalen7) March 20, 2019
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