America pays tribute to John McCain

America pays tribute to John McCain

America pays tribute to John McCain

Former Presidents Bush and Obama, both challenged by Mr McCain in their bids for the White House, drew on the senator's legacy at home and overseas to talk of the nation's values in remarks that at times seemed a clear rebuke of President Trump and his brand of politics.

McCain said her father was a "great man" and she encouraged others to live up to his example.

President Donald Trump was noticeably absent at Senator John McCain's funeral Saturday in Washington, D.C., but apparent digs at the senator's recent antagonist were not. It's a politics that pretends to be courageous and tough, but is instead born of fear. "But we enjoyed the time we shared away from the bright lights, and we laughed with each other, and we learned from each other". Following after Bush, Obama said John McCain "made us better presidents".

Earlier in the day, McCain's casket traveled from the US Capitol, where it had lain in state overnight, to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where his wife, Cindy, laid a wreath.

McCain made abundantly clear he was not welcome at, the digital equivalent of yelling all-caps came after the younger McCain spoke for herself, her family and many who admired her father this morning in the cathedral. "Perhaps above all, John detested the abuse of power".

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"The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great", daughter Meghan McCain said, setting the tone for eulogies by Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

A private burial service will be held at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland tomorrow.

"My father had every reason to think the world was an terrible place ... my father had every reason to think the world was worth leaving", she said.

As he did so, top members of his administration including his daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner, chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton were present at the solemn cathedral service.

The late Arizona senator, who died of brain cancer at 81, had a strained relationship with Trump due to his disagreements with the president over many of his policies. McCain, a naval aviator, was shot down during the Vietnam War and spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war. He was also a devoted father who would carry her to bed as a little girl, kiss her skinned knee, and sometimes take her out of school to attend public town hall events. John McCain, R-Ariz., at Washington National Cathedral in Washington.

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Bush remembered McCain as "a man with a code".

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, a close friend of McCain's, and McCain's children Jimmy and Sidney McCain will take part in the ceremony as well.

"It was a true honour to lead the Canadian delegation with Andrew Leslie to pay tribute to a great American and a true friend to Canada for his service", said Sajjan, adding that former cabinet minister Peter MacKay was also at the funeral.

In May, the New York Times reported that those close to McCain had told the White House that Vice President Mike Pence would be welcome to attend the senator's funeral but that Mr. Trump would not be.

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