“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.
“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great.
“We live in an era where we knock down old American heroes for all their imperfections when no leader wants to admit to fault or failure. You were an exception and gave us an ideal to strive for.” – Meghan McCain, eulogizing her father today at the Washington National Cathedral.
Meghan McCain delivered an emotional tribute to her father through barely controlled tears, one that included a steely rebuke to her father’s most prominent critic. https://t.co/2Q956kQMPT pic.twitter.com/RbW7aew1hL
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 1, 2018
Make no mistake: the applause ringing out at the Cathedral when Meghan McCain says ‘America has no need to be made great again because America was always great’ is not standard. Never heard applause at a funeral here before.
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) September 1, 2018
Meghan McCain pays tribute to her father with broadside against Trump https://t.co/BJo1JE5rJr
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 1, 2018
I’ll never forget Meghan McCain’s eulogy that literally went after the corrupt plague of sh*t that infests our White House whilst Javanka looked down for most of it. A good moment.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 1, 2018
Meghan McCain Delivers Powerful Rebuke of Trump at Her Father’s Funeral: John McCain’s daughter reproached President Trump at the senator’s funeral as the president left the White House wearing golf gear and a “Make America Great Again” hat. pic.twitter.com/W4K4m5sAaK
— Dalen Percival (@PercivalDalen) September 1, 2018