Meghan McCain, daughter of late Senator John McCain, delivered a tearful speech during Saturday’s memorial service of his father and the most biting part was when the lady went straight for President Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.”
Emphasizing her father’s vision about how he saw the nation during his era she said John McCain’s America was always great and there was no need to make the country great. Her words were received with claps in the room of National Cathedral and social media erupted too.
Trump was not invited at the memorial service and the president spent his time at a golf club in Loudoun County, Virginia. He was also busy tweeting in the morning on other topics like threatening Canada, the FBI and the Department of Justice.
He responded to Meghan’s speech on Twitter with his same signature-style message. He wrote, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.” Thousands of people quickly started talking about it on social platform and the reviews were mixed.
One of the tweets mocked Trump saying, “GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER!” Another tweet read the president has yet to show any semblance of leadership.
Meanwhile, two of John McCain’s closest allies, former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, defended Meghan’s eulogy in a televised appearance saying if something bad is said about her father, the person will know it irrespective of the profile, whether he or she is janitor or president of the country, as he believes most Americans understand she was grieving for the father whom she adored.
Liberman added that Meghan was just like her father, direct.
Graham said McCain was a man of the Senate and he would be the first chapter in book when history of the Senate is written.
McCain, Liberman and Graham were usually referred as the three amigos earlier, when they were the top lawmaking body of United States. Following the memorial Meghan posted a photo of the two calling them as “uncles forever.”
During the 2016 election cycle Trump questioned McCain’s military credentials and suggested he was not a hero as Vietnamese had captured him.