McCain honored with words aimed at Trump

Her tearful, impassioned tribute opened the memorial service for John McCain at Washington National Cathedral.

Through tears, she said that although McCain was known for many accomplishments - a presidential nominee, a senator and a war hero - she will remember him best for the love he provided as a father.

"We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness", she said.

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

Given that Trump was not invited, Kushner and Ivanka Trump were the most prominent members of the Trump administration in attendance.

"We didn't advertise it, but every so often over the course of my presidency, John would come over to the White House and we would just sit and talk in the Oval Office, just the two of us", Obama said, saying they discussed policy, family and politics. 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. John McCain, a private memorial service is scheduled Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where McCain will be buried. "What better way to honor John McCain than follow his example".

Likewise, former President George W. Bush said in his eulogy that McCain, "detested the abuse of power and could not abide bigots and swaggering despots". It's a politics that pretends to be courageous and tough, but is instead born of fear. Held as a prisoner until 1973, McCain was tortured by his North Vietnamese captors in a jail that Americans dubbed the "Hanoi Hilton". "It's a politics that pretends to be fearless and tough, but in fact is born of fear", Obama said in a eulogy for McCain at a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral.

McCain, who died last Saturday at age 81, has been lionised over the past week of emotional commemorations, including his congressional colleagues bestowing him the rare honour of lying in state in the US Capitol on Friday.

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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. John McCain "melted away" as they forged a friendship.

But it was a rebuke of the president who wasn't there by McCain's daughter that stole the headlines.

Funeral services for former presidents have been held at the National Cathedral since 1901, according to its website.

Among those in the front row at the cathedral are Barack and Michelle Obama, George and Laura Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as Dick Cheney and Al Gore. "He called us to be better than that", he added.

"I think anyone that has served knows senator McCain's service and what he went through and his life of service". The president did not attend Saturday's service and spent the morning sending tweets on other subjects.

Those who spoke came to the National Cathedral at Sen.

"But you see, with John, it wasn't feigned disagreement". John McCain was not defined by prison, by the Navy, by the Senate, by the Republican Party or any one of the deeds in his absolutely extraordinary life.

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