Meghan McCain paid tribute to her dad, John McCain, with Trump drags

Meghan McCain paid tribute to her dad, John McCain, with Trump drags

Meghan McCain paid tribute to her dad, John McCain, with Trump drags

Meghan McCain took the pulpit at the Washington National Cathedral, where she gave a passionate and pointed eulogy that seemingly targeted President Donald Trump, one of her father's harshest critics. Her speech was also, in many ways, a pointed critique of President Trump and his simplistic, nativist worldview.

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis greeted the McCain family on Thursday night when the late senator's casket was flown into Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Given that Trump was not invited, Kushner and Ivanka Trump were the most prominent members of the Trump administration in attendance. He was allegedly at Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Virginia, while the funeral was under way.

McCain "never hesitated to tell me when he thought I was screwing up, which by his calculation was about once a day", the Democratic former president said, drawing some laughter from the crowd. Their pushback to Trump was more subtle than Meghan McCain's but unmistakable nonetheless. John McCain, in Washington on Saturday.

One of the most tense episodes came in July of past year, when McCain - shortly after making public his brain cancer diagnosis - joined just two other GOP colleagues in voting against a Republican-proposed bill that would have repealed certain aspects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, a U.S. health-care overhaul popularly known as "Obamacare". "Now, in fact, John was a pretty conservative guy... but he did understand that some principles transcend politics, that some values transcend party". John called us to be bigger than that.

"We are better than this, America is better than this", Bush lamented.

"Imagine the dashing aviator", she said, "kissing the hurt when I fell and skinned my knee".

The late senator's longtime friend, former Sen. And even afterwards he served in office.

Former US presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have gathered with thousands of fellow mourners to honour John McCain, the Arizona senator and Vietnam War hero whose bids for the White House were dashed by the two men.

During the funeral on Saturday, speaker after speaker addressed the political climate pervading Washington DC.

McCain's motorcade arrived from the Capitol, where he laid in state overnight.

On Saturday, the procession leading to the cathedral stopped at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial where his wife, Cindy McCain, laid a ceremonial wreath.

John McCain was 81 and passed away after battling brain cancer.

Obama said it was "no secret" that McCain had a temper that was a "force of nature, a wonder to behold".

As the GOP nominee in 2008, McCain lost to Obama. He did, however, call the invitation a "singular honor", and joked: "After all, what better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience?"

Despite their long political history, Bush and McCain were cordial.

I never expected this to happen at the funeral services for John McCain.

"In a way, it's the last great gift that John McCain gave America", Lieberman said.

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