Who invited her? Ivanka Trump attends McCain’s funeral, setting off another hate-fest

While Sen. John McCain was being eulogized Saturday at Washington National Cathedral, President Trump went about his normal routine — not that his presence wasn’t felt at the memorial service when daughter Meghan McCain dissed Trump from the pulpit.

Because of the animus between Trump and the Arizona senator, the president was not invited to attend the service, but to the surprise of many Ivanka Trump did score an invitation. Even more surprising is who reportedly extended the invite.

The president’s oldest daughter arrived with husband Jared Kushner and Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, and the New York Times reported that Sen. Lindsey Graham asked her to attend.

The South Carolina Republican was a close friend of McCain, who died on Aug. 25 at age 81 after a more than year-long battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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In a piece that hit Trump for playing golf, The Times cited a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity in reporting that it was Graham who extended an invitation to Ivanka, after clearing it with McCain’s widow.


McCain’s daughter surely knew that the president’s daughter was in the room when she took a not-so-veiled shot at Trump in her eulogy.

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” Meghan McCain said.

On the day set aside to honor McCain, CNN reported about how “odd” it was for the president’s daughter to pay her respects to the late senator.

But that proved to be tame compared to hate spewed on social media, at Ivanka and Graham:





Not that there aren’t still a few classy people out there in the Twitter wasteland:

Tom Tillison


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