President Donald Trump responds to late John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain after she took a dig at him during eulogy speech.
John Sidney McCain III, an American politician and military officer passed away on August 25th in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Thousands gathered at the capitol to bid one last farewell at the funeral of senator John McCain.
The 81-year-old died due to brain cancer. Major political leaders of America gathered at the funeral including former president Mr Obama and Mr Bush too to pay their tribute, except America’s present President Donald Trump. John McCain had told his advisers months ago that he wanted Bush and Obama to speak at his funeral, but never mentioned Trump’s name. How shameful to him!
Though John McCain couldn’t make it to the White House while campaigning against Mr Obama and Mr Bush, he did certainly made good friends with them.
At the memorial service held on Saturday, 01 Sept, Obama said, “It’s a politics that pretends to be brave, but in fact is born of fear. John called us to be bigger than that. He called us to be better than that.”
Mr Bush praised McCain at the memorial service and said, “If we are ever tempted to forget who we are, to grow weary of our cause, John’s voice will always come as a whisper over our shoulder — we are better than this, America is better than this.”
However, it was McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain whose eulogy for her father brought tears among the mourners and drew the loudest applause during the service.
— Barry Thomas Goldberg (@barrytgoldberg) September 1, 2018
TV host Meghan unwelcome and uninvited Trump at the memorial service and told loud and strong in her eulogy that, “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.”
Without mentioning Trump’s name, she poignantly said her father was “American greatness”.
Mocking Trump’s favourite slogan, she later declared: “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”
Donald Trump had taken a stepping dig at John McCain in 2015 during his prisoner-of-war in Vietnam and said “I like people who weren’t captured”.
After spending all day at the golf and mocking few others on social media, the uninvited Donald Trump took a swipe against TV host and John McCain daughter Meghan McCain in an anonymous way. He tweeted in all caps at an unnamed Meghan McCain:
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2018
For sure Donald Trump will deny that the tweet at the right nick of time wasn’t meant for the mourning Meghan, but netizens aren’t dumb to not react. Twitterati backlashes at Trump and tweeted:
You know, you might be President of the snowflakes but you are surely not acting like the President of the United States. A real POTUS would have ignored criticism, done the right thing and pay proper respects to a Senator who was a POW, maybe even apologizing to the family.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) September 2, 2018
Didn't you hear Megan McCain yesterday? Oh right, you weren't invited to her father's funeral. I will repeat for you…"America has ALWAYS been great" and it will be even great after Mueller time!
— Linda Artley (@ArtleyLinda) September 2, 2018
Until you came in to office, America was respected, it was great, it was the leader of the world…. You have disgraced our country & should resign.
— GMG (@gmgaston) September 2, 2018
— JMG (@JMGuarda045) September 3, 2018
The facts, just the facts! pic.twitter.com/THZTPUrXe0
— John Wyatt (@johnwyatt1111) September 3, 2018
#MeghanMcCain saying in her eulogy that “ the America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great.”
I love that Ivanka and Jared are sitting in the crowd hearing people break into spontaneous applause at that comment.#RIPJohnMcCain
— Cyndy M (@Cyndy12) September 1, 2018
— John Williams (@wgnkingjohn) September 1, 2018
Meghan McCain haven’t replied yet to Donald Trump’s CAPS ON tweet.
John McCain will be buried at the Navy Academy at Annapolis in Maryland.