National Cathedral: Trump Lied About Funeral Approval

Washington’s WTOP reports:

The Washington National Cathedral in D.C. said that there was no need for the president to give approval to the funeral services held at the cathedral for the late Arizona Sen. John McCain. President Donald Trump said during a speech in a tank factory in Ohio on Wednesday that the funeral needed his approval. The cathedral said that funerals held on the grounds do not require presidential approval.

“All funerals and memorial services at the Cathedral are organized by the family of the deceased; only a state funeral for a former president involves consultation with government officials,” Washington National Cathedral spokesman Kevin Eckstrom said in a statement. “No funeral at the Cathedral requires the approval of the president or any other government official.”