President Trump says he had nothing to do with the Navy’s decision to keep the name of the USS John S. McCain ‘out of sight’ during his recent trip to Japan. But that’s not to suggest he didn’t appreciate it. “I wasn’t a fan, but I would never do a thing like that. Now, somebody did it because they thought I didn’t like him. They were well-meaning, I will say.”

+ “Sailors hung a tarp over the ship’s name, and other measures (a strategically positioned barge) helped obscure the offending words. Sailors were told to remove all coverings that might indicate that the ship is the USS John S. McCain. They were, according to the article, given the day off, lest the name John McCain, embroidered on their caps, give offense.” The Atlantic: A Stain on the Honor of the Navy.