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.”
“John called on us to be bigger than that. He called on us to be better than that,” he said.
It was Meghan McCain who had the most searing swipes at the president, however. Notably, she said that her father’s passing represented the passing of “American greatness. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”
He also attacked “a politics that pretends to be brave and tough but in fact is born of fear.”