White House wanted name covered up on USS John S. McCain during Trump trip, but Navy refused – ABC News

White House wanted name covered up on USS John S. McCain during Trump trip, but Navy refused – ABC News

Despite preliminary discussions to the contrary, U.S. Navy leaders decided not to cover up the name of the USS John S. McCain, as requested by the White House, prior to President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan, U.S. officials told ABC News.

In a tweet on Wednesday night, Trump denied having any information about the request after a report by The Wall Street Journal, later confirmed by The Associated Press, that a White House email to military officials had requested that it “move out of sight” during the president’s visit to the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, on Monday.

via White House wanted name covered up on USS John S. McCain during Trump trip, but Navy refused – ABC News