Meghan McCain gave a heartfelt speech about her late father John McCain at his funeral on Sept. 1 and in it, she slammed Donald Trump for not making the same American sacrifice her father made as Ivanka Trump sat in the audience.
Meghan McCain, 33, broke down in tears eulogizing her “great American” father, John McCain at his funeral on Sept. 1, while blasting the man in the Oval Office who “lived in comfort” while her dad suffered and served. “We mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who never made the sacrifice he gave so willingly,” Meghan said as President Donald Trump‘s daughter, Ivanka Trump sat in the audience. “Not the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort & privilege while he suffered & served. He was a great fire who burned bright, his fire illuminated people but a few have resented that fire for the light it cast about them-for the the truth it revealed about his character.”
“My father was convinced of the need to defend American greatness with ferocity and faith,” she continued. “Americans have a responsibility to defend the old world from its worse self. The America of John McCain is the America of Abraham Lincoln. Fulfilling the promise of the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She is resourceful and confident and secure. she meets her responsibilities…The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because the America of John McCain was always great.” At this point, Meghan’s words were met with loud applause.
Meghan continued to point out how the way he lived his life affected the country and her own life. “Your greatness is woven into my life and woven into the life and liberty of the country you sacrificed so much to defend,” she said. “You have always honored the flag you loved.” “My father is gone & my sorrow is immense, I love you, dad,” Meghan ended.
Meghan first spoke out about her father’s death on social media when she posted a memorable statement right after his passing started to make headlines. The co-host of The View has been open about her dad’s cancer diagnosis and struggle over the past year in public posts and on her talk show as she is with a lot of public topics. It’s one of the reasons she’s been inspirational for a lot of people and her ability to speak civilly with others who think differently from her is also a pleasant part of her personality.
In addition to Meghan, former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush gave beautiful eulogies for the war hero and truly shed light on all he’s achieved in his inspirational 81 years. After McCain’s funeral, he will be buried in the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland. The honorable gravesite will overlook the Severn River and be next to McCain’s friend Adm. Chuck Larson.