Saturday’s funeral was the culmination of four days of public memorials for Sen. John McCain.
Rather than pay tribute to McCain, though, several speakers, including two former presidents, used the occasion to take shots at President Donald Trump — with his daughter and son-in-law sitting in the audience.
It’s All in the Wording
President Trump takes a lot of hits publicly because he is not what we would consider to be a polished speaker.
Some of his most vocal critics, though, are very skilled behind a microphone and camouflage their divisive and spiteful comments in their elocutions.
While they say they are here to unite, their comments add more fuel to a fire that is already burning out of control.
Still, one would expect McCain’s daughter to spit venom.
Her father nor she have any love for Trump, nor he for them.
While making her father out to be the epitome of a hero, and without mentioning Trump’s name, Meghan McCain accused the president of falling short on all accounts.
At one point she called Trump’s talk “cheap rhetoric” and accused him of living “lives of comfort and privilege.”
Her speech could have been a moment to be cherished forever of a loving daughter eulogizing her father, but it instead sounded like an angry person out for blood.
Our previous president also took more than a few jabs at Trump during his speech.
Former President Barack Obama clearly had Trump in mind when he stated: “So much of our politics can seem small and mean and petty. Trafficking in bombast and insult, phony controversies, and manufactured outrage.”
Hillary’s emails, Benghazi, and the undocumented immigrant crisis are all phony?
George W. Bush
One would hope former President George W. Bush would have been above that, but that was not the case.
Bush went so far as to call Trump a “swaggering” despot as well as a bigot.
He further said McCain was a voice of reason, noting: “America is better than this.”
After hearing everyone’s comments, it sounded more like a political roast of Trump rather than a memorial service for McCain.
Through it all, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, as uncomfortable as it clearly made them, took every word on the chin so they could represent their father(-in-law) at the funeral.
It was a despicable display, but sadly, one that is being celebrated by the anti-Trump crowd.