Aug 27, 2018

RT - Russia Today | Aug 27, 2018 | ~ Arms giant Lockheed Martin's tribute to John McCain goes down... badly ~ |

John McCain inspecting a Lockheed Martin-made F-35 jet. / YouTube
It's rare for a military contractor to go out of its way to highlight ties to elected officials, but US defense manufacturer Lockheed Martin wrote a most heartfelt eulogy to the late John McCain. Its sentiment was not appreciated.

On Sunday, a day after the American politician's death, the Maryland-based company took to its Twitter to call the long-serving Arizona senator "an exceptionally courageous leader and a true patriot."

But, with the combination of McCain's reputation as a fierce advocate of US foreign intervention and Lockheed's line of work, this was never likely to attract the say-something-nice-or-nothing-at-all crowd.