'America was always great': Meghan McCain swipes at Trump


"He was a great man", Meghan McCain said of the two-time presidential candidate, long-time member of the US's upper house of Congress representing Arizona and chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee from 2015 until his death of brain cancer last Saturday.

"The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great", said McCain.

People in the room clapped and social media erupted.

"If you wanted to invite everybody that loved John McCainJohn Sidney McCain7 subtle jabs speakers took at Trump during John McCain's funeral Graham invited Ivanka Trump to McCain's funeral: report Trump blasts trade talks with Canada: We shouldn't have to buy our friends MORE, you could have filled up Yankee stadium", added Graham, McCain's longtime friend. Reviews of his response were mixed.

In a service at the Washington National Cathedral, Mr McCain's friends and political foes spoke kindly of the man, describing him as a man of integrity and dignity who exemplified an American ideal - and one who never wavered in his belief in American greatness. "I like people who were not captured", Trump said of McCain, a Navy veteran who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Trump was heavily criticized earlier this week for a number of decisions and remarks surrounding McCain's death, most notably his handling of the raising of the White House flags that had been set at half staff to honor the late senator.

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"She was direct ... the way John was", Lieberman said.

McCain's words continue a long-running feud between her father and the president that began during the presidential campaign.

One of the most tense episodes came in July of previous year, when McCain - shortly after making public his brain cancer diagnosis - joined just two other GOP colleagues in voting against a Republican-proposed bill that would have repealed certain aspects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, a United States health-care overhaul popularly known as "Obamacare".

"No, I don't think I did at all", Trump said in an interview Thursday with Bloomberg News in the Oval Office when asked if he goofed and missed a chance to unite the country. "I've done everything that they requested and no, I don't think I have at all". McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush euologized the late senator during the 2 1/2-hour service.