PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS US NAVY SHIP SHOT DOWN IRANIAN DRONE IN STRAIT OF HORMUZ – The Middle East

“The Boxer took defense action against the drone which had closed into a very close distance, approximately a thousand yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew,” Trump said on Thursday. “The drone was immediately destroyed.”

President Trump says US Navy ship shot down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

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Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image caption Mr Trump made the remarks during a visit to a tank factory in Ohio US President Donald Trump has attacked the late Senator John McCain, complaining that he "didn't get a thank you" for his state funeral. "We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain," the president said during a visit to an Ohio tank factory. Mr Trump has repeatedly assailed the late Arizona senator in recent days, reigniting a feud that dates back to before his presidency. The Vietnam War veteran died of brain cancer last August at the age of 81. What did President Trump say? During his visit on Wednesday to the tank factory in Lima, Ohio, the president renewed his assault on McCain. Image copyrightREUTERS Image caption The pair clashed frequently before and during Mr Trump's presidency "I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve," he told workers at the factory. "I don't care about this, I didn't get a thank you. That's OK." Mr Trump approved the military flight of McCain's remains from Arizona to Washington, but it was Congress that accorded the late senator the honour of lying in state.

US President Donald Trump complains the late John McCain didn’t thank him for his funeral

US President Donald Trump has attacked the late Senator John McCain, complaining that he “didn’t get a thank you” for his state funeral.

“We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain,” the president said during a visit to an Ohio tank factory.

Mr Trump has repeatedly assailed the late Arizona senator in recent days, reigniting a feud that dates back to before his presidency.

The Vietnam War veteran died of brain cancer last August at the age of 81.