Obama, Bush, Meghan McCain Swipe at Trump During John McCain Funeral Service (video)
[Media] John McCain was eulogized by two former presidents, along with members of his family at a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday.
The stirring tributes to the Arizona senator, who died last week at 81, balanced remembrances of his life and legacy as a statesman, father and husband. But they also included obvious swipes at current President Donald Trump ‐ who was not invited to the memorial and instead spent the morning golfing and tweeting ‐ and his worldview.
Meghan McCain was up first, and the senator’s daughter delivered an emotional tribute to her father, that turned fiery as she took pointed shots at Trump, notably his campaign slogan.
"The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She is resourceful and confident and secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great." she said, to applause.
Her speech kicked off with a swipe as well: "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served."
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-09-02