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Something Shameful Happened at John McCain’s Funeral Yesterday. Did You Spot It?

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It was bound to happen.

Still, that doesn’t make it any less jarring, shameful and regrettable.

The nation gathered to mourn John McCain.

Regardless of how one feels about his politics, especially in more recent years, there is no denying that John McCain was a dedicated soldier and public servant, that he loved America.

So it’s a bit tragic that his funeral, which should have brought Americans together, was used as yet another platform to attack Donald Trump, the man that a majority of Americans voted into the White House.

We all know that John McCain didn’t like Trump, and that the two disagreed strongly on numerous issues. But the simple fact is that most Americans took the president’s side on those disagreements.

McCain’s funeral should have been devoid of this type of political exploitation.

From Fox News:

Meghan McCain and President Barack Obama took apparent swipes at President Trump on Saturday in a eulogy for John McCain — who sparred with Trump on a number of occasions before his death last week of brain cancer.

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,’ McCain’s daughter said, in what appeared to be a reference to Trump’s presidential campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.”

The remarks were made during a funeral service at Washington National Cathedral for the Arizona Republican, who died last week of brain cancer.

Obama’s jabs were more subtle but still appeared to be directed at the current occupant of the White House. He derided those in politics who traffic in “bombast and insult and phony controversies and manufactured outrage.”

He also attacked “a politics that pretends to be brave and tough but in fact is born of fear.”

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