Meghan McCain’s eulogy at her father’s funeral left little doubt as to where she stood about President Donald Trump and “Make America Great Again.”
“The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She’s resourceful, confident, secure,” McCain said, according to a transcript from Town & Country.
“She meets her responsibilities. she speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great. That fervent faith, that proven devotion, that abiding love, that is what drove my father from the fiery skies above the Red River delta to the brink of the presidency itself.”
That got plenty of attention from the media. However, less attention was paid to the quiet, behind-the-scenes words of another political daughter: Ivanka Trump.
Yet, according to close family friend Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, her more politically ecumenical message didn’t go unnoticed by the family.
“Earlier in the week, I met with Ivanka about a trip we’re planning in Africa. Ivanka said some very nice things about Sen. McCain after his passing. It was not unnoticed by the family,” Graham said, according to the Washington Examiner.
He said McCain’s widow, Cindy McCain, could well end up working with Ivanka on issues where they have a mutual interest.
“I’m hoping that Cindy, who has done terrific work for human trafficking of women and all things related to that issue, can work with Ivanka and others because that’s her life’s work,” Graham said.
Of course, what did the media focus on? The “bravery” of Meghan McCain and how bashing the president somehow represented bipartisanship.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 2, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) September 3, 2018
It’s Meghan McCain’s father’s funeral and she can do and say whatever she wants.
However, it’s more than a little unseemly that the funeral of a public official was turned into more or less a political event.
Back in 2002, the death of Minnesota Democrat Sen. Paul Wellstone became a similarly political event. The media wasn’t so keen on that, as Time magazine reported in its aftermath.
The most-strenuous response that the Trump administration seems to have given to the decision to disinvite the president and then use the event to disparage him was for the president to issue a tweet:
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2018
That was all he did, yet the liberal media wants to paint the president as the divisive one.
Meanwhile, John McCain and his daughter were celebrated as symbols of American unity?
Am I the only one who’s missing something here?
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