Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

McCain did not want Trump at his funeral

McCain did not want Trump at his funeral

More than 30 people have been honored by lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda, and only two individuals have lied in the Arizona State Capitol Museum Rotunda: Arizona State Senator Marilyn Jarrett in 2006 and Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, a Tucson resident, in 1980, according to McCain's office.

McCain had many rivals in Washington including former presidential opponent Barack Obama.

Mr. Bush, who defeated McCain for the GOP nomination in 2000, issued a statement hailing McCain as "a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order".

An honor guard has been on scene next to a makeshift memorial outside of the A.L. Moore-Grisham Mortuary in Uptown Phoenix as people come by to pay their respects to late Senator John McCain. "I feel compassion for him and his family as they go through this". Melania Trump even took to Twitter to thank McCain for his "service to the nation". John McCain, but it was never sent out, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. McCain's sons and daughters, Jimmy, Meghan and Sidney, are also expected to speak.

Trump feuded with McCain and has refused to talk about him since his death on Saturday.

McCain started fighting for our country long before entering the halls of Congress. McCain served in the Vietnam war, he survived being shot down and captured as a prisoner of war for almost six years.

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Dan Scavino, Trump's longtime social media director said the flags at the White House have been lowered to half-staff in honor of the late senator. It was McCain who stopped Trump's repeal of Obamacare and Trump referred to the veteran as "not a war hero".

Critics on Saturday blasted for president for the seemingly superficial nature of his words for McCain.

White House aides did not make plans for a televised statement on McCain's passing, which would have been routine under similar circumstances in other recent presidencies. He also asked former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to eulogize him.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called McCain a "fascinating personality".

Onetime Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney, now a Republican candidate in Utah for the U.S. Senate, said that in a sea of politicians blown about by polls and passions, McCain was "as immovable as an anchor held fast by rock".

BBC reports that sources quoted by USA media said President Trump would not be invited to the funeral and the current administration would probably be represented by Vice-President Mike Pence.

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