Critics Accuse Ivanka Trump of Texting at McCain Funeral

Jack McCain son of Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. touches his father's casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday in Phoenix

But it was Meghan McCain's emotional remarks that most bluntly rebuked Trump, who had mocked her father for getting captured in Vietnam.

"It was a true honour to lead the Canadian delegation with Andrew Leslie to pay tribute to a great American and a true friend to Canada for his service", said Sajjan, adding that former cabinet minister Peter MacKay was also at the funeral. "The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly", the senator's daughter Meghan McCain said in a stunning eulogy laced with grief, anger, pride and love.

Meghan did not mention Trump's name, but the references were directed at him, whose campaign slogan was 'Make America Great Again'.

Three former presidents, scores of members of Congress, current and former world leaders and family and friends have gathered Saturday morning to eulogize McCain as an American hero. The motorcade stopped along the way at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where Cindy McCain, the late senator's wife, laid a wreath in memory of those who served in the Vietnam War. He'll be buried Sunday at his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. "What better way to honor John McCain than follow his example". It's a politics that pretends to be fearless and tough, but is instead born of fear. Conspicuously absent was Republican president Donald Trump.

On Thursday, a memorial service was held in Phoenix and on Friday, a ceremony was held in the US Capitol, where McCain's body was lain in state.

McCain, a war hero and towering figure in United States politics known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided nation, died last Saturday following a battle with brain cancer.

Under a cloudy sky, Cindy McCain walked to the center of the memorial wall flanked by Defense Secretary James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, both former generals.

According to HollywoodLife's insider, Senator McCain's widow wanted to deny them attendance but later chose to be more diplomatic.


George W. Bush, who defeated McCain's bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2000, recalled "a hard-fought personal journey".

McCain asked Obama and Bush, a Democrat and a Republican, to deliver eulogies at his service, in what was seen as a final message to the country about his wish for bipartisanship. He made us better presidents, just as he made the Senate better, just as he made this country better. John McCain at the National Cathedral on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Former President Barack Obama said, "After all, what better way to have a last laugh than to have George and me say nice words about him to a national audience".

He remembered as a "true friend of Australia" by new Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who tweeted a tribute to the late politician.

Trump and McCain's contentious relationship worsened after the self-described "maverick" voted down a bill that would have repealed large swaths of Obama's Affordable Care Act.

"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. They have been volunteering with the National Park Service for decades and try to help veterans who may be suffering from post-traumatic stress to overcome their fears when they visit the wall.

"With John, it was never feigned disagreement".

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