Meghan McCain rips Trump at father’s memorial service
“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness,” McCain, a co-host of “The View,” said before 2,500 mourners at the National Cathedral. “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.”
“He was a great fire who burned bright,” she said in a speech punctuated by sobbing. “A few have resented that fire… but my father never cared what they thought.
“And they have the opportunity, as long as they draw breath, to live up to the example of John McCain.”
Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, each of whom defeated McCain in his bids for the White House, are among those speaking in tribute. Former President Bill Clinton was in attendance, but not scheduled to speak.
A host of Washington luminaries including Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani were spotted in the crowd. Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, along with her husband Jared Kushner, attended. Honorary pallbearers include Vice President Joe Biden, actor Warren Beatty and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.