Despite the fact that the Trumps were not invited to John McCain's funeral, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were in attendance anyway.
"MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" the president tweeted around 7 p.m. ET. As a candidate, Trump infamously questioned the veteran Republican Senator's military credentials during the 2016 election cycle, stoking outrage by suggesting McCain was not a hero because he was captured by the Vietnamese. McCain is to be buried Sunday in a private ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery.
Bush recalled how he and McCain spoke of that "intense period like football players remembering a big game".
He delivered a moving eulogy for the late Arizona senator at the Washington National Cathedral Sept. 1 that spoke of their mutual respect for each other. "It's a politics that pretends to be courageous, but in fact is born of fear". But the service was also a prolonged allegory that served to highlight McCain's character, and by comparison, to condemn the politics of personality of Donald Trump. But at a service McCain created to break down rivalries and encouraged civility, Clinton and Cheney, two of their parties' sharpest partisans, drew stares.
It was the last public event in Washington, where McCain lived and worked over four decades, and part of McCain's five-day, cross-country funeral procession.
It was the second time in as many days that the three honored McCain, who died a week ago after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.
Obama also opened up about his behind-the-scenes relationship McCain and the bond they shared across party lines. The president made clear he resented McCain's thumbs-down vote past year that sank the Republican attempt to repeal national health care. "We're better than this".
At the time of Larson's death, McCain said in a statement he could think of "no finer example of honorable" and faithful service to the country than that of Larson's. He was also a devoted father who would carry her to bed as a little girl, kiss her skinned knee, and sometimes take her out of school to attend public town hall events.
Her voice cracking and tears clear for all to see, The View co-host offered a moving eulogy to her father on Saturday and earned poignant applause from the former POTUS' and others in the political and cultural elite at Trump's expense.
After his death, Bush called McCain "a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order". Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent who came close to being McCain's running mate in 2008. John McCain's funeral was more than a remembrance of a man. So, for someone like John to ask you, while he's still alive, to stand and speak of him when he's gone, is a precious and singular honor.
"Imagine the dashing aviator, who took his aircraft hurtling off pitching decks in the South China seas, kissing the hurt when I fell and skinned my knee", she said.
"Back", McCain wrote on the last page of his recent memoir, "where it began".