One speech at John McCain’s funeral left Trump supporters up in arms
John McCain did not want President Trump at his funeral.
McCain did invite former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to speak.
But there was one speech at John McCain’s funeral that left Trump supporters up in arms.
Meghan McCain – Senator McCain’s daughter – eulogized her father.
There was one part of her speech that shocked Americans.
She used the funeral to blast President Trump by mocking his “Make America Great Again” slogan.
The Associated Press reports:
Standing near McCain’s flag-draped casket and with Trump’s daughter in the audience, Meghan McCain delivered a broadside against the uninvited president without mentioning his name.
“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 lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served,” she said, her voice first choking back tears. Then, it rose in anger.
“The America of John McCain,” she added, with a reference to Trump’s trademark phrase, “has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”
The audience of Washington power players erupted in applause.
Former Presidents Bush and Obama also attacked Trump in their speeches.
Trump supporters did not think it was appropriate to turn John McCain’s funeral into an anti-Trump political rally.
Many Americans also saw the political elite gathering to reaffirm the fact that they are members of the same club and that they only pretend to disagree in order to get elected.
Bush and Obama both said politicians in other parties were “on the same team” and compared politics to a game.
It was everything many Americans hate about politics.