Ivanka Trump attends McCain funeral after the president wasn't invited


But for Sen. John McCain and Adm. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a longtime friend of McCain; and retired Army general and former Central Intelligence Agency director David H. Petraeus, the Washington Post reported.

McCain's office said attendees and speakers were to include family, friends, Naval Academy Class of 1958 peers, and military leaders.

Dozens of political power players from both parties gathered for a memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday.

There is no shortage of examples of McCain clearly expressing the belief that shortfalls in political leadership had reduced America's greatness or that a great America was a goal for the future - wording nearly indistinguishable from "Make America Great Again (MAGA)".

Bush and Obama were invited to remember their friend at the service, which McCain planned as he battled brain cancer. Instead, former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush eulogized the late senator and praised McCain's character and service.

Meghan McCain's politicization of the eulogy for her deceased father shocked many people who were watching the funeral services on Saturday on live television - or watching it on livestreams on the internet.

Host Dana Bash said she was "surprised" to see Trump and Kushner in the crowd, and asked Graham if he was responsible for extending an invitation to them, but he said it was the decision of McCain's family.

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As the hearse carrying McCain passed through a gate and into the academy, there was loud applause from the several hundred people lining the street outside on the hot and muggy summer day.

While no one mentioned Trump by name and he was not invited to the service, McCain's daughter's speech perhaps came closest to invoking the president who'd so publicly feuded with McCain.

Through daughter Meghan McCain's remarks, "John McCain's voice was as clear and defiant as ever", Raddatz added. What's more, to the outrage of McCain supporters, Trump started tweeting about a dispute with Canada about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during the Arizona senator's memorial. Some shouted, "God bless you".

"She was direct. the way John was", Lieberman said. "Godspeed" and "Rest In Peace Maverick". Near Cushing's elaborate sarcophagus are the graves for two of his friends who attended the academy and were killed during the Civil War.

The most notorious of these battles was McCain's stunning thumbs-down on Trump's attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, a move which effectively torpedoed the bill. Larson died in 2014, and McCain wrote in his recent memoir that he wanted to be buried next to his friend, "near where it began".

Drew Angerer via Getty Images Meghan McCain and her mother Cindy McCain embrace as the casket of the late Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral.