In July, Meghan McCain was still proud of calling Hillary Clinton “Crooked Hillary,” while referring to Trump as “President Trump,” so don't ask me to shed a tear for her grief, or to cheer her on for her too-little-too-late shading of Trump during her father's over-the-top funeral:
Meghan McCain: “My father was a great man. He was a great warrior. He was a great American. I admired him for all of these things, but I loved him because he was a great father.”— CNN (@CNN) September 1, 2018
Watch the emotional tribute, delivered at her father’s funeral: https://t.co/i6KqCPbjVM pic.twitter.com/Y5YohlIsNY
President Obama also seemed to address Trump in his eulogy:
Barack Obama says the best way to honor John McCain is "recognizing that there are some things bigger than party or ambition or money or fame or power" pic.twitter.com/S2QpUqjacU— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 1, 2018
At the gym for part of the telecast, I overheard the woman next to me tell her trainer George W. Bush was a doofus as he spoke. I wish it were his funeral instead, I muttered. She replied, I'd vote for him at this point, seemingly a dig at Trump. Her trainer raved of W, That guy was always happy! This is the level of discourse at this point — a horrendously bad president who dragged us into a historically devastating war and destroyed the U.S. economy nearly beyond repair is repatriated because he smiles a lot.
Oh, and he loves to pass out candies:
George W. Bush sneaking a piece of candy to Michelle Obama is warming my heart . pic.twitter.com/pAtDdIcSeB— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 1, 2018
George W. Bush on John McCain: "He was honorable, always recognizing that his opponents were still patriots and human beings. He loved freedom with the passion of a man who knew its absence." (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/uUjpKdSTzN— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 1, 2018
Then there are Ivanka Trump and accomplice/husband Jared Kushner. Ivanka didn't think the optics of texting during the ceremony would be insurmountable:
Ivanka texting at McCain’s funeral.— Miranda Binewski (@superlorna69) September 1, 2018
Why am I not shocked. pic.twitter.com/LkqHjUNV8t
Look — John McCain was an ocean away from the likes of Trump, but was still an ocean away from the worst Democrat. He enabled and spearheaded many anti-progressive issues, and is no political hero of mine. I'm done with the effusive praise after today. Yes, he would be better than Trump, but so would almost anyone you can name, aside from Palin — the prototypical Trump McCain tapped to be his running mate in a historic display of cowardice.