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:
@RepDanCrenshaw Unfollowed.— 𝕔hi𝓁𝓁iຖ໐iˢ (@𝕔hi𝓁𝓁iຖ໐iˢ) 1553201484.0
McCain did many things to cause his own dishonor. Many things. The MSM asked the questions. Trump answered them.… https://t.co/ohn9nnaiKG— BETTER N AZ (@BETTER N AZ) 1553206537.0
@RepDanCrenshaw The President will talk about what he wants to talk about. As the Russia hoax continues to be revea… https://t.co/8uo10oAhNK— Dr. Steph (@Dr. Steph) 1553197091.0
It's you who needs to stop. Have you apologized to Rep. King for your horseshit resolution calling him a racist? F… https://t.co/dGboj1read—  _VM_  (@ _VM_ ) 1553207043.0
@RepDanCrenshaw Unlike the rest of you in Washington, D.C. the President has a pair... It's time that some of you… https://t.co/HlYzLsp0LK— Matt Couch (@Matt Couch) 1553198304.0
Seriously McCain is a traitor colluder turned on us ! He can rott in hell ! https://t.co/n4zML0uIij— Chingas Dominguz (@Chingas Dominguz) 1553203867.0
@RepDanCrenshaw If I hear one more person say Trump needs to move on from McCain, I'm going to puke. This is the b… https://t.co/We4D95SqEG— Catturd ™ (@Catturd ™) 1553201632.0
@RepDanCrenshaw There is something in the water in D.C. 🙄 McCain sent Obama's IRS to illegally target the Tea Part… https://t.co/Mu197mCVpz— Dr. Steph (@Dr. Steph) 1553197440.0
Seriously if you need to speak to @realDonaldTrump about something go talk to him personally but telling any grown… https://t.co/exVoaLlZDn— FightingForFreedom (@FightingForFreedom) 1553203567.0
@RepDanCrenshaw Why does McCain get a free pass after passing a Fake Dossier onto the FBI?— Proud Patriots (@Proud Patriots) 1553194975.0
WTF is your problem McCain is a traitor. https://t.co/7m6AL8eVzF— Dr. Deplorable BWC (@Dr. Deplorable BWC) 1553198368.0
@RepDanCrenshaw Hit Delete Dan— 🇺🇸🇵🇷✝MAGArican✝🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸🇵🇷✝MAGArican✝🇵🇷🇺🇸) 1553199197.0
Seriously, stop telling @realDonaldTrump what to do. Watch and learn. https://t.co/Wm4KP0Cu0h— 🄺 🄴 🅅 🄸 🄽 🇺🇲 ⭐⭐⭐ (@🄺 🄴 🅅 🄸 🄽 🇺🇲 ⭐⭐⭐) 1553195544.0
@DanCrenshawTX is such a coward he won't even tag @realDonaldTrump. See how that's done? I tagged you, because I h… https://t.co/CXjCPrYHqU— building the guillotine (@building the guillotine) 1553207043.0