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President Donald Trump appeared at Fort Drum, NY, today where he signed H.R. 5515, a $700 billion dollar defense bill that will further expand America’s already bloated military budget. The bill—officially the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019—is, as its title suggests, dedicated to Arizona senator and former prisoner of war John McCain, whose military service the president has frequently mocked.

Given that this bad law will only serve to further entrench the U.S. in its permanent war footing, it’s worth asking a really important question: Did Donald Trump say John McCain’s name today?

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Well, we have our answer: No, Trump did not say John McCain’s name today.