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20+ Responses to the Anti-Trump Eulogies at Sen. John McCain’s Funeral

You won't believe what some people said on social media about the remarks made at the senator's services

The comments and posts and tweets and blasts just keep on coming.

Meghan McCain, one of the seven children of Republican Sen. John McCain, had not even concluded her heartfelt eulogy for her father on Saturday before people began pouring out their opinions, their beliefs, their anger and their outrage on Twitter over some of the swipes she took at President Donald Trump in her remarks at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. — though she never mentioned the president by name, of course.

The assembled crowd included three former presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton — plus members of Congress, the Trump Cabinet, and scores of friends, family and associates of the deceased senator. First daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, were also in the church.

Meghan McCain’s politicization of the eulogy for her deceased father shocked many people who were watching the funeral services on live TV — or who watched it live on the web or saw video of it later.

But social media users also blasted President Trump for comments he made during Sen. McCain’s lifetime that attacked the senator’s military service and questioned his status as a war hero.

At one point Meghan McCain said during her eulogy on Saturday, “John Sidney McCain III was many things. He was a sailor, he was an aviator, he was a husband, he was a warrior, he was a prisoner, he was a hero, he was a congressman, he was a senator, he was nominee for president of the United States. These are all of the titles and roles of a life that’s been well-lived. They’re not the greatest of his titles nor the most important of his roles. He was a great man,” she said.

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She continued and then took this swipe: “We gather to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice, those that live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”

And she said this, a bit later on in her eulogy: “The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She’s resourceful, confident, secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great. That fervent faith, that proven devotion, that abiding love — that is what drove my father from the fiery skies above the Red River delta to the brink of the presidency itself.”

(Trump, by the way, tweeted out on Saturday morning, and then again after that, “Make America Great Again!”)

Here’s a sampling of what some readers have been saying about the funeral and the eulogies delivered.

You don’t want to miss these comments from everyday people who have a clear point of view (see yours here? If not and you’d like to share your thoughts, post them below this article):

1.) “This was not a funeral. It was a left-wing hate fest orchestrated by John McCain and his daughter.”

2.) “For God’s sake, bury the man already.”

3.) “I thank Meghan McCain and her father. They taught all of us how NOT to die. Petty, disgraceful and disrespectful on all sides. Notice McCain’s wife and sons didn’t act that way.”

4.) “The irony in all of this is that Sen. McCain was as human as anyone and he could be as crude and rude like everyone else. It doesn’t matter what President Trump said or didn’t say about Sen. McCain that defends anything Meghan said at her father’s funeral. Sen. McCain was not the gentle soul he was made out to be and he could be as terse and politically motivated as the next. It was inappropriate to talk politics at an eulogy and Meghan apparently stooped to the level she says she condemns.”

5.) “Give me a break. Without him she would be a NOTHING!”

6.) “She defended her father. I would have done the same.”

7.) “What a fiasco. Everyone is looking for attention even at a funeral.”

8.) “God bless our great President Trump! The best president ever!”

9.) “Trump wins for being more honorable than McCain’s family, Obama and Bush! Shameful to all those bashing the President! MAGA! Winner is Trump!”

10.) “This drawn-out funeral was over the top.”

11.) “Dude died, got buried. End of story. Isn’t there anything else newsworthy to report now?”

12.) “Trump authorized Air Force Two to transport McCain’s body to the Capitol with respect and honor and Mike Pence’s tribute speech was classy and dignified. Meanwhile, the week-long political funeral thrown by the D.C. Establishment for one of their own dissolved into an attack on Trump because he is president. Sad.”

13.) “Can we be done with this? Twice the time memorializing this man than the late President [John F.] Kennedy.”

14.) “All of this rancor could have been avoided if Meghan McCain had focused on her father and her relationship with him and not his political foe.”

15.) “Impeachment!”

16.) “Glad the bitter ol’ RINO is gone. His bitterness and jealousy was bad of the country.”

17.) “Don’t forget this: Trump gives McCain family permission to use Air Force Two. Then they bash him. Even though President Trump was banned from attending Sen. John McCain’s funeral, the president did the right thing and honored a request from the grieving McCain family.”

18.) “All at the expense of the good ole taxpayer. Wasteful even in death. Should we the people bill the family?”

19.) “I think bashing Trump at a funeral is very trashy, to say the least!”

20.) “The press made it about Trump. Bush, Obama and McCain’s daughter made it about Trump. Neither Trump nor McCain were without fault.”

21.) “I still love our president! No one will change my mind.”

And check out this video:

(photo credit, article image: Shutterstock / Donald Trump, CC BY-SA 2.0, by Gage Skidmore)

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