Meghan McCain takes jab at Trump during father's eulogy

Meghan McCain takes jab at Trump during father's eulogy

Meghan McCain takes jab at Trump during father's eulogy

In her remarks, she praised her father and contrasted his life with that of Donald Trump, Efe reported.

The funeral marked the largest gathering of the bipartisan political establishment since the President's stark inaugural address in January 2017. She never mentioned the president's name during her tribute.

Bush, a Republican, and Obama, a Democrat, spoke during the service at McCain's request. His loss, and the code by which he lived became a metaphor for something now gone from the nation's civic arena. It's a politics that pretends to be courageous and tough, but is instead born of fear. "To the face of those in authority, John would insist, 'We are better than this". "When he first talked to me about it, I said, 'You know John, I'm really honored, but I don't see how you can do it, '" he said, remembering a conversation he had with McCain.

During Meghan McCain's speech, she struggled to hold back tears, but appeared to make good on what she said was her father's desire for her to show the world her toughness in her eulogy. "And even that small number still have the opportunity, as long as they draw breath, to live up to the example of John McCain".

"He could not abide bigots and swaggering despots", Bush said.

Washington National Cathedral roared to life in the middle of Sen. We are all on the same team, and we are all human.

McCain was one of Trump's sharpest critics, and made clear in one of his final wishes as he struggled with brain cancer that he did not want the president to attend his funeral.

The procession carrying his casket made a stop at the Vietnam War Memorial, where wife Cindy McCain laid a wreath honoring servicemen and women who died during the war.

Bush said one of the great gifts in his life was becoming friends with his former White House rival.

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'Initially, Cindy was going to say that she didn't want any members of the Trump family in attendance, but in the end, she made a decision to take the higher ground.

She added, "As a girl, I didn't appreciate what I most fully appreciate now - how he suffered and how he bore it with a stoic silence that was once the mark of an American man".

He delivered a moving eulogy for the late Arizona senator at the Washington National Cathedral Sept. 1 that spoke of their mutual respect for each other. The Vietnamese said they spent hours in line Friday to visit the senator as he lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

McCain's funeral was a by-invitation event. She is resourceful and confident and secure. America does not boast because she has no need. Former Democratic President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are also at the service.

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were among the highest-ranking White House officials attending after Mr McCain's family made it clear that Mr Trump was not invited. Donald Trump, who has mocked McCain in the past, did not attend the event.

"Those in political power were not exempt". But it seems destined to become a signature moment in the national assessment of Trump's presidency that will shape the mid-term elections in November and will culminate in the 2020 White House race.

The McCain family was joined by a gathering of friends and loved ones to grieve the loss of an American icon.

The almost three-hour service at the Washington National Cathedral was a remarkable show of defiance against a president McCain openly defied in life as the antithesis of the American spirit of service to something greater than any individual.

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