Obama, Bush pay tribute to McCain


Barack Obama paid his respects to his fellow former senator and his former 2008 presidential election opponent John McCain at his funeral at the National Cathedral on Sep. 1.

The View co-host Meghan McCain couldn't help but break down in tears as she was delivering a very touching eulogy at her father John McCain's memorial service.

Sen. John McCain, who died last Saturday at the age of 81, was laid to rest today in Washington, D.C. "It's a politics that pretends to be fearless and tough but in fact is born in fear". "We never doubted that we were on the same team". He did, however, call the invitation a "singular honor", and joked: "After all, what better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience?"

McCain's remains were moved to the National Cathedral for the service on Saturday morning after he lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda.

The family of Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. follows as his casket is carried during the recessional at the end of a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral in Washington Saturday Sept. 1 2018. Mc Cain died Aug. 25 from brain cancer at age 81. (A
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Friends, family members and former political rivals are paying tribute to the late Sen.

In a video clip shared on Twitter, Bush takes the small parcel from Laura Bush, and passes it to Obama.

He recognized McCain's disdain for the abuse of power and instinct to "stand up for the little guy".

At today's event, Roberta was seen comforting her granddaughter, Meghan McCain.

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In an impassioned eulogy for her father, six-term Arizona senator John McCain, Meghan McCain delivered several blows to sitting President Donald Trump, who was not invited to the beloved senator's funeral.

"The America of John McCain doesn't need to be made great again because America was always great", she said. He was a great man. "He's not a war hero", Trump said about McCain, who was a Vietnam veteran and a prisoner of war.

McCain died on August 25 at his ranch near Sedona, Arizona after a yearlong battle with an aggressive form brain cancer.

The former IL senator also remembered feeling "grateful", but not surprised when McCain defended his heritage during the 2008 presidential campaign. "We were standard bearers of different American political traditions, and throughout my presidency, John never hesitated to tell me when he thought I was screwing up, which by his calculations was about once a day". Flags on the Executive Mansion and other federal building were put back to half-staff for McCain until tomorrow's private funeral at the Naval Academy with an Oval Office proclamation.

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During a service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, former vice-president Joe Biden made what some saw as a veiled reference to Mr Trump.

President Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at his golf course in Sterling, Va. Larson, McCain's beloved friend from their Class of 1958, had reserved four plots at the storied cemetery - two for McCain and himself, and two for their wives, now widows.

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