Trump’s Allies Try To Make John McCain’s Memorial Service All About Ivanka And Jared
Following the death of Senator John McCain, President Trump attempted to take the spotlight off the war hero. For example, it was reported that Trump refused to keep the White House flag at half-staff until McCain’s burial because too much media attention was being given to the former Arizona Senator.
Now, it’s Trump’s allies who appear to be pulling a Donald Trump style attack of their own.
During John McCain’s memorial service, his daughter, Meghan McCain, made several comments that appeared to be critical of Donald Trump and his administration.
“His friends and allies fumed. Trump had endured a week of criticism for his handling of McCain’s death, but the eulogy from the late senator’s daughter, Meghan, was the last straw, according to three people close to the White House,” Politico noted.
Now, Sam Nunberg, a one-time Trump aide, is claiming that the GOP is angry over the treatment received by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Nunberg specifically takes issue with the fact that the couple was not seated alongside other VIPs.
And here’s where Nunberg attempts to turn John McCain’s Memorial Service into a congratulatory declaration for Ivanka and Jared:
“It was a very nice gesture by Jared and Ivanka to attend. I find it contemptible that the McCain family couldn’t seat them in a better, more respectable section,” he told Politico.
To make matters worse, it wasn’t a member of McCain’s team or family that invited them but rather Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
Trump, of course, couldn’t help but send out a tweet that appears to attack Meghan McCain’s final words for her father. McCain told those in attendance that “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”
Following Meghan’s comment, Trump quickly sent out the following tweet:
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2018
Overall, the memorial was a success with the likes of George W. Bush and Joe Biden delivering touching and poignant eulogies for a man they called a friend for many decades. The international community has also rushed to John McCain’s side, including NATO which is considering naming its new billion dollar world headquarters after the late Arizona Senator.