Donald Trump, a rich kid who received five deferments from the Vietnam draft, somehow decided that now was a good time to resurrect his feud with the deceased war hero. Trump has been in a public spat with Senator McCain's daughter in recent days, which culminated in an unhinged rant against McCain's family for not thanking him for giving them the funeral that Senator McCain wanted.
The fight between the former Senator and the toddler in the White House resurrected when Donald lashed out at McCain after watching a Fox News segment where former Special Prosecutor Ken Starr criticized McCain for his handling of the so-called "Steele Dossier," a document that contained salacious details about Trump and his ties to Russia that has largely been proven to be accurate despite Trump's insistence to the contrary. The segment prompted Trump to Tweet attacking the Senator for his role in handling the document, among other things.
This all prompted a rebuke from Senator McCain's daughter where she hit Donald where it hurts the hardest, his ego. Megan McCain derided Donald for "spend[ing] his weekend obsessing over great men because he knows it and I know it, and all of you know it, he [Trump] will never be a great man.”
Not surprisingly, Donald didn't appreciate someone telling the truth about him, so he decided that a speech in front of factory workers in Ohio was a good time to jump all over Senator McCain's grave. The only question now is whether this will finally push Republicans to grow a spine and stand up for the late Senator or if they will continue to be complicit in the complete degradation of political discourse. I'm not holding my breath.