Meghan McCain kicked President Trump in the bone-spurs while delivering a eulogy for her father on Saturday, stating that John McCain was “The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriate of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege,” reports The Hill.
In her eulogy honoring Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the first remarks from a scheduled speaker at the service, McCain, 33, battled tears as she recounted her father’s wartime sacrifice in Vietnam.
“He was a great man,” McCain told the audience. “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness.” –The Hill
Meghan McCain: “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.” pic.twitter.com/KMI9v6LiUA
— ABC News (@ABC) September 1, 2018
McCain circled back to dive-bomb Trump’s 2016 slogan as well;
“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” she said to applause.
Meghan McCain’s comments were addressed to a packed audience at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, as various dignitaries and lawmakers attended to honor the late Senator. While Trump was not in attendance – per John McCain’s wishes, his daughter Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner were present.
Also present were McCain’s 106-year-old mother, Vice President Mike Pence, former Vice President Al Gore, former Secretary of State John Kerry, Elizabeth Warren, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
McCain told the audience that her father was not “defined” by his membership in the Republican party any more than his Naval service or by his torture at the hands of North Vietnamese forces.
“John McCain was not defined by prison, by the Navy, by the Senate, by the Republican Party, or by any single one of the deeds in his absolutely extraordinary life,” she told the audience.
“John McCain was defined by love,” McCain added.
(Love of bombing Iran, in particular – but now apparently isn’t the time to criticize the man who never met an oil-rich nation he didn’t want to attack)
McCain – who served in the legislative body for over 30 years, died last week at the age of 81 of brain cancer.
At most funerals I’ve attended, it’s God’s love that fills the room, not hate and animus for a person who is not even in attendance.
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