John McCain’s Funeral: Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump’s ‘Bombast & Phony’ Controversies

John McCain’s Funeral: Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump’s ‘Bombast & Phony’ Controversies

Those offering tributes or readings during the funeral service included Sen.

Sunday's memorial service and burial were private, in contrast to a series of public commemorations last week.

"He didn't care", she said.

Family and friends, along with the academy's class of 1958 and the current Brigade of Midshipmen, plan to commemorate McCain, who died August 25 at age 81, at the Naval Academy chapel.

A final farewell from Washington to John McCain turned into a rebuke to President Trump's divisive politics.

A young boy looks at signs left in the grass near the wreath that Cindy McCain, wife of late US Senator John McCain, placed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.

McCain's legacy of bipartisanship and the deterioration of civility under Trump were themes mentioned by many of those who eulogised him, with some of the sharpest words aimed at the President coming from the senator's daughter Meghan McCain.

Graham told Bash that he was proud of Meghan McCain and said she was "her father's daughter".

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Many assumed that he was referring to President Donald Trump, who was pointedly not invited to the service.

The private memorial service was attended by McCain's family, close friends, former classmates and military leaders.

Mr McCain graduated from the elite Naval Academy in 1958, later serving in Vietnam as a fighter jet pilot.

In his remarks, Mr Obama echoed the sentiment of Ms McCain, noting that he had frequently sparred with the late senator during his presidency, but praising him as a patriot devoted to the USA and belief in the country as an unwavering symbol of good in the world. Actually, the name John McCain meant little or nothing outside the domain of the American corporate media, which lionized the Republican senator beyond all reason.

Graham said the guest list was carefully selected by McCain's family, because "if you wanted to invite everyone who loved John McCain you could have filled up Yankee Stadium". "I say goodbye, but I'll thank God I knew a man like John McCain".

However, both former presidents were overshadowed by the senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, who made no secret about her opinion of the current political landscape, nor her father's place in it.

President Trump was not invited and decided instead to spend time at the Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Virginia, amid a morning of tweets criticizing the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and threatening Canada. McCain lost the Republican presidential nomination to Bush in 2000 and the presidential election to Obama in 2008.

When McCain announced another run for the presidency, on April 25, 2007, this time in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he declared that "greatness is America's destiny".

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