Renee Swift McCain and Jack McCain
Jack McCain, son of Senator John McCain (R-AZ), mocks the Old Navy intolerant Twitter storm on the day before Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. The Navy Times reported the following.
Lt. Jack McCain usually keeps a pretty low profile on social media, but after an Old Navy ad featuring an interracial couple received racist backlash last week, the Navy helicopter pilot threw in his two cents — and then some.
McCain, son of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, tweeted photos of himself and his wife, Capt. Renee Swift McCain, an Air Force Reserve officer who is black, both in uniform and at their 2013 wedding, with a message for any haters: “Eat it.”
“The mere fact that this is a conversation in the year 2016 is disheartening enough, and why this type of response — like the one aimed at Old Navy — merits conversation,” McCain told Navy Times Tuesday.
It is actually refreshing in these Donald Trump days, to see members of his party come out against prejudice. While no one should believe Republicans are inherently prejudice, it is time for those that believe in the melting pot that has made who we are to speak up loudly and clearly.
It was evident Jack McCain wanted to rub it in. He tweeted the following.
— Jack McCain (@McCainJack) May 2, 2016
Jack McCain’s wife, Renee Swift McCain, showed her support for Old Navy by tweeting the following.
— Renee Swift McCain (@Reneeitchka) May 2, 2016