Many were baffled to see that while Donald Trump was asked to stay away from John McCain’s funeral that both his daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner showed up.
Dressed in black, Jared and Ivanka listened as the late senator from Arizona was praised for being a real American hero.
During the touching eulogies by Barack Obama and others, President Trump was thrown under the bus for being petty and ruthless with his rhetoric.
It is being claimed that Cindy, the wife of the politician, was the one who decided to let the pair attend the event to prove a point.
A source told Hollywood Life: “Jared and Ivanka weren’t directly invited to the memorial service by the McCain family, but Cindy had given her blessing for them to attend after Lindsey Graham asked if she would object to them being there. Both Jared and Ivanka were keen to pay their respects to the McCains, but obviously weren’t going to turn up without knowing in advance if it would be OK, so Ivanka reached out to Lindsey and requested that he ask Cindy.”
The insider went on to reveal: “Initially, Cindy was going to say that she didn’t want any members of the Trump family in attendance, but in the end, she decided to take the higher ground. And in fairness, John never had a bad word to say about either Ivanka or Jared, so she saw no harm in allowing them to attend.”
The source concluded by: “In a way, it was a fitting tribute, seeing as unlike Donald, John wasn’t a petty man, and he didn’t hold grudges. He always took great pride in being principled and fair, right up until the very end.”
Obama said McCain had no time for anger and always put his fellow Americans first — many saw it as a jab at Trump.
Obama stated: “So much of our politics, our public life, our public discourse can seem small and mean and petty. There’s a politics that pretends to be brave and tough, but in fact, is born of fear. John called on us to be bigger than that. He called on us to be better than that. … What better way to honor John McCain’s life of service than, as best we can follow his example, to prove that the willingness to get in the arena and fight for this country is not reserved to the few, it is open to all of us. In fact, it is demanded of all of us as citizens of this great republic.”
It will be interesting to see if the president will address the matter on Twitter.