Mr. McCain quietly declared before his death that he did not want Mr. Trump to take part in his funeral.
Confidants of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told the White House that President Trump won’t be invited to the ailing senator’s funeral according to a new report.
Plans for McCain’s funeral, according to the New York Times, include an invite for Vice President Mike Pence, but not the president. The service will be held at Washington’s National Cathedral.
Trump and McCain have had an embattled relationship during the president’s time in the White House.
Today President Trump decided that he will not attend the funeral for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer, a spokesperson for McCain confirmed to the Washington Post on Monday.
BREAKING: Spokesman for John McCain said President Trump will not be attending the Arizona senator's funeral.
— justin jouvenal (@jjouvenal) August 27, 2018
Trump’s references to Mr. McCain in recent months were confined to contempt-filled moments at his political rallies when he would mimic the thumbs-down signal the senator had made when he voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act.
The White House has not released a formal statement on the 81-year-old senator’s death. Instead, Trump tweeted condolences to McCain’s family, avoiding praise of the senator.
In the meantime, President Trump wife Melania wrote:
“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the McCain Family,” Mrs. Trump, 48, tweeted after Sen. McCain died of brain cancer at the age of 81 on Saturday. “Thank you Senator McCain for your service to the nation.”
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