Trump issues 4-word reply after criticism at McCain, Franklin funerals


McCain reportedly selected and recruited his two eulogists before his death, in part to snub the current president, with whom McCain repeatedly clashed, primarily over foreign policy, but mainly to demonstrate the bipartisan unity behind the defense of American imperialism, his raison d'etre.

The president, pointedly excluded from all the McCain events, had a hard week. McCain was Bush's primary challenger in the 2000 election. "Trump had endured a week of criticism for his handling of McCain's death, but the eulogy from the late senator's daughter, Meghan, was the last straw, according to three people close to the White House".

As People magazine noted, the candy-passing moment gained viral attention and to many signified the kind of bipartisanship that John McCain himself championed. "It's a politics that pretends to be courageous and tough, but in fact is born in fear". John called upon us to be bigger than that.

Mr Obama told the congregation: "We come to celebrate an extraordinary man, a warrior, a statesman, a patriot who embodied so much that is best in America".

Senator John McCain's daughter paid tribute to her father on Saturday with a broadside at President Donald Trump, lambasting the United States leader without naming him for using "cheap rhetoric" against a man celebrated as a war hero and statesman. Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner also attended, one day after the U.S. government, under a policy Kushner oversees, cut off all funding for Palestinian refugees on the West Bank and Gaza. At a memorial service on Thursday at Northern Phoenix Baptist Church, former Vice President Joe Biden spoke highly of McCain, saying he "always thought of John as a brother".

The final public ceremony honouring McCain began Saturday at the National Cathedral following a solemn procession past the Vietnam War Memorial in a tribute to the Vietnam War hero who went on to become one of the most respected lawmakers in the US Congress.

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The former Apprentice host had a long-running feud with the two-time presidential hopeful, stating in 2015 that the senator from Arizona wasn't a war hero because "I like people that weren't captured".

Obama referred to the nature of today's political debate and suggested that it was unworthy of McCain.

Cindy McCain tweeted a photo of the extended McCain family shortly after the Washington, D.C., memorial service for Sen.

McCain's family, friends, Naval Academy Class of 1958 peers, Naval and military leaders and the Brigade of Midshipmen are invited to the ceremony held in Naval Academy Chapel, McCain's office said. Among the attendees were Bill and Hillary Clinton and former Sens.

House Speaker Paul Ryan recalled McCain's "distinct brand of candor", when he discovered the former Navy pilot "really does talk like a sailor". The motorcade carrying the senator's body from the U.S. Capitol departed the Capitol shortly after 8:40 a.m. But she, a populist firebrand with similarities to Trump, was not invited to any of the services. Tributes this week, and McCain's posthumous farewell delivered Monday by a longtime aide, avoided mentioning Trump by name but lamented the divisiveness in the nation's capital and beyond that the president has come to represent.

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