Meghan McCain Uses Father's Eulogy to Take Pot-Shots at Trump

Meghan McCain Uses Father's Eulogy to Take Pot-Shots at Trump

Meghan McCain Uses Father's Eulogy to Take Pot-Shots at Trump

Trump to embark on four-country trip after midterms Congress gives McCain the highest honor Poll: More Dems approve of McCain than Republicans after his death MORE (R-Ariz.), who died last week at age 81, was eulogized Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.

McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, also delivered a heartfelt eulogy. "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness", she said.

Obama said that McCain "made us better presidents just as he made the Senate better, just as he made this country better - so for someone like John to ask you while he is still alive to stand and speak of him when he is gone is a precious and singular honor".

He and Trump, both Republicans, had feuded publicly for more than two years.

Former Presidents Bush and Obama, both challenged by Mr McCain in their bids for the White House, drew on the senator's legacy at home and overseas to talk of the nation's values in remarks that at times seemed a clear rebuke of President Trump and his brand of politics. Mr McCain's request for speeches by the former presidents, to some, represents that ideal. McCain will be laid to rest next to his Naval Academy classmate and lifelong friend, Admiral Chuck Larson, who passed away in 2014. "My father was a great man", she said.

"My father knew pain and suffering with an intimacy and an immediacy that most of us are blessed never to have endured", McCain said.

"I think it was a bipartisan rejection for this kind of politics that is inherently grounded in division", Brownstein said.

And while Trump's name was not mentioned during the ceremony, McCain's daughter drew a clear and damning distinction between her father and Trump's combative politics.

The current president who had been in conflict with the late McCain in the past was not at the funeral.

The Mercury News reports that Bush hailed McCain's "combination of courage and decency" in a eulogy that touched on the state of the nation's politics under Donald Trump.

The motorcade carrying McCain's flag-draped casket is scheduled to pause on its way from the Capitol to the cathedral Saturday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

McCain (R-Ariz.), a six-term senator and two-time presidential candidate, died of brain cancer on August 25 at the age of 81.

Ms. Meghan McCain was the first speaker at Saturday's memorial service for the late senator at the Washington National Cathedral. "We were standard bearers of different American political traditions, and throughout my presidency, John never hesitated to tell me when he thought I was screwing up, which by his calculations was about once a day".

"What better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience", Obama joked, adding it was a symbol of McCain's large spirit that while he relished political combat, he could also find common ground with former rivals.

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