Retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw — who now serves as a Republican congressman — defended former Navy Captain John McCain on Thursday. Supporters of President Donald Trump quickly suffered an online meltdown.
Crenshaw is a former Navy SEAL who earned two Bronze Stars and a purple heart for his service in Afghanistan, where he lost his right eye from an improvised explosive device explosion. He was subsequently elected to represent Texas in Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.
“Mr. President, seriously stop talking about Senator McCain,” Crenshaw suggested.
This did not go over well with some of Trump’s most fervent supporters.
Here is some of the criticism Crenshaw received from Trump’s “Make America Great Again” base:
Go RINO on us Dan & you’ll be a one-term wonder.
McCain may have had honor in war but he died a traitor working for Dems to stage crimes that never happened. THAT man was a piece of shit.
Wartime service doesn’t give you lifetime immunity against consequences of shit behavior.
— ⚔️ Marine ONE ⚔️ (@TheReady1775) March 21, 2019
— (@TheChiIIum) March 21, 2019
TOTALLY AGREE! McCain was a FAKE VALOR! UNSEAL HIS MILITARY RECORDS!
— LJ Scott⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@lscott163) March 21, 2019
Dan you had a good start politically !!!
But you just screwed up big-time
— american mike (@38specialcolt) March 21, 2019
McCain did many things to cause his own dishonor. Many things. The MSM asked the questions. Trump answered them.
Truth is a powerful thing. Deal with it @DanCrenshawTX. You sound like a crybaby. https://t.co/dfDTS6UC7i
— DEPLORABLE N AZ (@tonnabonnona) March 21, 2019
The President will talk about what he wants to talk about. As the Russia hoax continues to be revealed, he'll be talking about a lot of people that have betrayed the citizens of the U.S. and NONE of them sacred to us.
Mind your damn business.
— Steph (@steph93065) March 21, 2019
It's you who needs to stop. Have you apologized to Rep. King for your horseshit resolution calling him a racist?
Fuck off, punk. https://t.co/MCdVmiVq2y
—  _VM_  (@myhtopoeic) March 21, 2019
McCain was a rino he deserves every bit of criticism
— Ronnie Adkins (@ronnieadkins10) March 21, 2019
Unlike the rest of you in Washington, D.C. the President has a pair…
It's time that some of you on the right learned that trait.
I respect your Military service, as most people on my team have served. But you don't have the right to be an A**hole and a Traitor afterwords.
— Matt Couch (@RealMattCouch) March 21, 2019
Seriously McCain is a traitor colluder turned on us ! He can rott in hell ! https://t.co/n4zML0uIij
— Chingas Dominguz (@ChingasDominguz) March 21, 2019
If I hear one more person say Trump needs to move on from McCain, I'm going to puke.
This is the biggest treason in our country's history – a sitting President and his corrupt FBI, CIA, and DOJ spied on Trump and are still trying to frame him.
and McCain was knee deep in it
— Catturd (@catturd2) March 21, 2019
Mr. Crenshaw, seriously, stay in your fucking lane. It wasn't you that no name tried to burn down, it was POTUS.
You get swampier every day, Dan.
— The Jackalope⭐⭐⭐ (@JackaLopez3) March 21, 2019
There is something in the water in D.C.
McCain sent Obama's IRS to illegally target the Tea Party to effectively silence GOP voters & Crenshaw demands OUR President & we respect him? And that is just one of the many dirty deeds of McCain.
Stupid & disconnected from reality.
— Steph (@steph93065) March 21, 2019
Seriously if you need to speak to @realDonaldTrump about something go talk to him personally but telling any grown @$$ man to refrain from his 1st Amendment rights over Twitter isn't the way to do it! Are you trying to piss off Americans with your showboat move? Not smart rookie https://t.co/zR8ohIf3sg
— Judy (@Judya1924) March 21, 2019
Why does McCain get a free pass after passing a Fake Dossier onto the FBI?
— Deplorable on the Trump Train (@sebring1006) March 21, 2019
WTF is your problem McCain is a traitor. https://t.co/7m6AL8eVzF
— Deplorable BWC (@e3f3c53fc7ae44e) March 21, 2019
Hit Delete Dan
— Dregplorable TrumpZombie Latina✝ (@241Latina) March 21, 2019
— Irish Kevin☘️ (@RealKevin63) March 21, 2019
I disagree; McCain took every opportunity to stab the American citizen in the back; you know what they say about pay back? Stand up for the President's First Amendment rights, PLS!
— KayG❌(K) (@mystormee) March 21, 2019
Can't wait until Trump calls this guy a pirate https://t.co/x0s0UQ3RG3
— Mike D (@amIMikeD) March 21, 2019
What are you smoking??
— Michael J. Morrison (@OfficeOfMike) March 21, 2019
See how that's done? I tagged you, because I have the courage to say it directly to you.
You're pathetic. You happily kiss his ass. https://t.co/3SVwQpmuML
— bring back the guillotine (@jenn_ebel) March 21, 2019