Twitter Ridicules Donald Trump For Saying He Wasn't Thanked For Approving John McCain's Funeral: 'New Pathetic Low'

President Donald Trump continued his attacks on the late Arizona senator John McCain (R) today — this time complaining that he "didn't get a thank you" for approving his state funeral.

During an official White House event at an Ohio tank factory on Wednesday afternoon, Trump spent several minutes criticizing McCain, who passed away last August from brain cancer. The president's comments marked the fourth time in less than a week that he's lashed out at the former Republican senator.

"I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve," Trump told workers at the factory in Lima, Ohio. "I don't care about this, I didn't get a thank you. That's OK."

"We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain," he added.

Shortly after the president's comments, social media users flooded Twitter with jokes about the president's attempts to claim credit for McCain's funeral, with some pointing out that Congress is actually responsible for funeral arrangements in the Capitol.

"Trump now claims credit for the McCain funeral! He says 'as president' he had to 'approve' it," Harvard Law School professor Laurence H. Tribe tweeted. "BS! Lying in state at the Capitol was up to Congress, not POTUS. This despot has the gall to say a hero's burial is within his control. What a putz."

Herr Trump now claims credit for the McCain funeral! He says “as president” he had to “approve” it. BS! Lying in state at the Capitol was up to Congress, not POTUS. This despot has the gall to say a hero’s burial is within his control. What a putz.

— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 20, 2019

Democratic Coalition co-founder Scott Dworkin added: "Trump just attacked Senator McCain & his family again, because he says no one thanked him for McCain's funeral. Funeral arrangements in the Capitol were made by Congressional leaders. Trump had nothing to do with it. It's a new pathetic low for Trump & the spineless & silent GOP."

Trump just attacked Senator McCain & his family again, because he says no one thanked him for McCain’s funeral. Funeral arrangements in the Capitol were made by Congressional leaders. Trump had nothing to do with it. It’s a new pathetic low for Trump & the spineless & silent GOP.

— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 20, 2019

Meanwhile, other Twitter users ridiculed the president for expecting a thank you from a deceased person for approving their funeral.

"How was John McCain supposed to thank Trump for 'approving' his state funeral? He was literally dead for goodness sake," Eugene Gu wrote.

How was John McCain supposed to thank Trump for “approving” his state funeral? He was literally dead for goodness sake.

— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 20, 2019

"I've gotta agree that it's pretty ungrateful of John McCain not to have thanked Trump for his funeral yet," Jerry Dunleavy wrote sarcastically.

I’ve gotta agree that it’s pretty ungrateful of John McCain not to have thanked Trump for his funeral yet

— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) March 20, 2019

It sounds like Trump is whining about not getting a thank you for McCain’s funeral, from Senator John McCain himself.

After he had died.

Who wants to tell him?

— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 20, 2019

Does Trump expect John McCain to appear in a dream and thank him for his funeral or what? https://t.co/4HbcFo8Z5B

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 20, 2019

George Conway: Trump is mentally deranged.

Trump: why didn't John McCain come back from the dead to thank me for throwing him a big funeral?

George Conway: I rest my case.

— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) March 20, 2019

And others just criticized the president for even going there.

Frigging boo hoo. The inadequate man child ... https://t.co/HAXt36WzDv

— Jennifer 'the people have decided' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) March 20, 2019

McCain got the funeral he deserved & earned thru +6 decades of service to country. Americans stood in long lines to show respect to a man who put country first. Some feel adulation for Trump. Others fear. That jerk will never know that kind of national or international respect. https://t.co/0gACuqSNoI

— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) March 20, 2019

Here's a reminder of what Trump was doing during John McCain's funeral: pic.twitter.com/BI16fRKPHC

— Robert Reich (@RBReich) March 20, 2019

Trump has gone after McCain several times in recent days, mainly over the former senator's 2017 vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act and his alleged part in providing the FBI with details from the Steele dossier.

"Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier 'is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.' Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse 'stains' than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!" the president tweeted on Sunday.

He later called McCain "last in his class" in another social media post.