Despite the fact that the Trumps were not invited to John McCain’s funeral, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were in attendance anyway. Why were they there?
One insider tells HollywoodLife that there was a very good reason why they had to attend and that in fact, their presence was not denied.
The source claims that while the pair was not formally requested to come at first, they were given permission to stop by in the end.
‘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.’
According to HollywoodLife’s insider, Senator McCain’s widow wanted to deny them attendance but later decided to be more diplomatic.
‘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 explained.
They also argue that ‘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.’