US Navy Confirms White House Requested USS John S. McCain Be Moved

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US Navy Confirms White House Requested USS John S. McCain Be Moved
The Navy confirmed reports that the White House asked for the warship to be moved out of sight during Trump's visit to Japan.
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The U.S. Navy announced in a statement Friday that there was indeed a request to move the USS John S. McCain while President Donald Trump was visiting Japan.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the White House asked for the warship, named for the late Sen. John McCain's father and grandfather, to be moved out of sight during Trump's visit. Trump has notably been critical of McCain in the past.

The chief of Navy information has now released a statement that verifies the earlier reports, stating that a "request was made to the U.S. Navy to minimize the visibility of USS John S. McCain."

The statement also notes that the ship was ultimately left in its normal configuration.

According to the chief of Navy information, the Navy is cooperating with acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan on a review of the incident. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.