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Celebrities Use John McCain’s Death to Trash President Donald Trump

Certain Hollywood types are exploiting the tragic passing of the senator to trash our current commander-in-chief

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In the hours following the death of Sen. John McCain of Arizona, many members of Hollywood’s glitterati seized upon the apparently irresistible opportunity to cast aspersions on their favorite imagined villain of the day, President Donald Trump.

For many, the condolences they tweeted were unnecessarily and inappropriately couched, with statements reaffirming their own disagreement with the politics and policies of the deceased former Navy pilot.

Others didn’t even bother with actual expressions of condolence; they opted for a more direct route in making their political biases plain.

Comedian Kathy Griffin’s remarks on Trump’s tweeted expression of condolence, for example, are not fit for printing as a screenshot.

In the tweet, Griffin attacked Trump by saying, “You maligned his military service while you did everything to avoid serving.”

She concluded her remarks with an ever so sober and ladylike “f*** you” (typical for this individual, naturally).

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Stephen King’s comment mirrored Griffin’s.

In it, he lauded the patriotism of Sen. McCain, but apparently felt compelled to add a disparaging comment about the president as well — calling Donald Trump a “draft-dodging weasel.”

Retweeting renowned anti-Trump activist pastor John Pavlovitz, comedian and leftist activist Rosie O’Donnell — who recently showed up outside the White House to protest against the president — made her sentiments crystal clear.

In the tweet, the pastor, who says he is “committed to fighting for equality, diversity, compassion, love, and justice,” calls Trump “human garbage.”

Actor Mark Hamill’s commentary was particularly rich.

His personal expression of noncondolence placed screenshots of President Trump and Barack Obama’s remarks on McCain’s death side-by-side.

He mocked the “hearts and prayers” portion of Trump’s simple, clear and straightforward expression of support — appending the hashtag #EloquenceVsGeneric.

Mia Farrow’s slam of Trump’s tweeted expression of condolence was a bit of a head-scratcher.

In it, the famously lefty actress both decried a lack of praise in it for McCain — while also suggesting that Trump “pribably” [sic] didn’t write it himself.

There were the occasional laudable examples of how to express condolences for the deceased senator without couching and without opportunistic slams.

Chief among them were those by Barbra Streisand, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tom Hanks.

Love him or hate him, John McCain was an American war hero and a dedicated servant to this country — a nation to which he gave literally decades of his life.

Political differences or not, the senator deserves better than air-headed and mean-spirited Hollywood lefties taking advantage of his death to advance their own political agendas and spew venom at others because of it.

Michele Blood is a Flemington, New Jersey-based freelance writer and a regular contributor to LifeZette.

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