Tragedy has yet again struck one of the United States’ warships in Asian waters, with a widespread search operation currently underway for 10 American sailors who went missing after their guided-missile destroyer collided with a larger oil tanker off Singapore.
The USS John S. McCain — named after the father and grandfather of the Arizona senator — is the second Navy ship in three months involved in a collision with a merchant ship from another country, this time a a 30,000-ton chemical and oil tanker sailing under the Libyan flag. Five sailors were also injured as a result of the crash.
When reporters asked Trump, who possesses the empathy of a cinder block, about the situation as he returned to the White House after a 17-day vacation spent mostly at his golf course, his initial response was:
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