Meghan McCain’s powerful tribute to her father at his funeral on Saturday brought the house down. She was emotional and raw, and she spoke beautifully about her dad. And when she took an obvious jab at Donald Trump the whole cathedral burst into applause.
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On Saturday, Meghan McCain gave a powerful tribute to her father. And she showed the stark contrast between the legacy of John McCain and the disgusting behavior of Donald Trump.
Meghan never mentioned Trump by name, but it was clear who she was talking about when she took several pointed unmistakable jabs at him.
Trump was not at the funeral on Saturday because John McCain made it clear before he died that he did not want him there. Both former presidents, George Bush and Barack Obama, gave beautiful eulogies. But the speech of the day was given by McCain’s emotional daughter.
“We gather here to mourn 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 live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served,” Meghan said to the crowd at the Washington National Cathedral.
When Meghan took an obvious swipe at Trump and said, “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great,” the entire cathedral burst into applause.
“My father had every reason to think the world was an awful place. My father had every reason to think the world was not worth fighting for. My father had every reason to think the world was worth leaving. He did not think any of those things. Like the hero of his favorite book, John McCain took the opposite view,” Meghan said through tears.
She added, “As a girl, I didn’t appreciate what I most fully appreciate now — how he suffered and how he bore it with a stoic silence that was once the mark of an American man.”