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Trump / Japan Visit / USS John McCain / Panetta Interview #1137855

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 30, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The reaction of President Trump to the news story the White House tried to hide the name of the USS John S McCain while Trump was in Japan introduced; Trump tweet quoted. [TRUMP - says he was not a big fan of McCain, but I "never would do a thing like that."] [On "The View," daughter Meghan McCAIN - responds that his attack on McCain creates a culture in the military.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta about the staff action against the ship. [PANETTA - says they made an issue out of a non-issue in playing to his concerns & the buck stops with the president on the issue leading to the staff protecting him from himself; notes who {on the staff} should have been aware of this.]

Cooper, Anderson

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