[Ed. – Most Idiotic Tale Ever Told. The originating reporter has a bad track record; the email cited frankly looks bogus; Navy says it didn’t cover up McCain. The great news: media that constantly accuse Trump of lying now believe him implicitly when he seems to indicate someone from the White House made the request – although he knew nothing about it.]
A Wall Street Journal reporter with a history of anti-Trump bias claimed on Wednesday that the White House covered the name of the USS John McCain during President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Japan — which was later disputed by multiple sources.
In a tweet that went viral, WSJ reporter Rebecca Ballhaus wrote that “a tarp was hung over the ship’s name ahead of the trip, and sailors—who wear caps bearing the ship’s name—were given the day off for Trump’s visit.” …
A couple of hours later, the Navy Chief of Information tweeted: “The name of USS John S. McCain was not obscured during the POTUS visit to Yokosuka on Memorial Day. The Navy is proud of that ship, its crew, its namesake and its heritage.”