Martha Raddatz: At Times McCain Memorial Felt Like ‘A Censure of Donald Trump’

In the wake of Sen. John McCain‘s funeral, a ceremony that was both a celebration of his life and a condemnation of the commander in chief, the media has a lot to say. ABC News’ Martha Raddatz was one of several reporters to recap the event Sunday morning on This Week, noting the service was comparable to that of a president rather than a senator. Reviewing the list of invitees and the speeches made, Raddatz said it “stood as an emotional admonishment of the partisan politics increasingly consuming this country, at times, as much a censure of Donald Trump as an embrace of an American hero.” Through Continue reading "Martha Raddatz: At Times McCain Memorial Felt Like ‘A Censure of Donald Trump’"

WATCH: Obama, Bush, Meghan McCain Swipe at Trump During John McCain Funeral Service

John McCain was eulogized by two former presidents, along with members of his family at a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday. The stirring tributes to the Arizona senator, who died last week at 81, balanced remembrances of his life and legacy as a statesman, father and husband. But they also included obvious swipes at current President Donald Trump — who was not invited to the memorial and instead spent the morning golfing and tweeting — and his worldview. Meghan McCain was up first, and the senator’s daughter delivered an emotional tribute to her father, that turned fiery as she took pointed shots at Trump, notably his campaign slogan.

“The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She is resourceful and confident and secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The Continue reading "WATCH: Obama, Bush, Meghan McCain Swipe at Trump During John McCain Funeral Service"

Meghan McCain: ‘The America of John McCain Has No Need to Be Made Great Again Because America Was Always Great’

During her beautiful and moving eulogy for her father today, Meghan McCain spoke about America and its ideals and how they were reflected in her father. She spoke of John McCain‘s service to the country he loved and early on said, “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.” McCain was a bit more direct when she said the following:
“The America of John McCain is the America of the revolution. Fighters with no stomach for the summer soldier and sunshine patriot, making the world anew with the bells of liberty. The America of John McCain is the America of Abraham Lincoln. Fulfilling the promise of the Declaration of Continue reading "Meghan McCain: ‘The America of John McCain Has No Need to Be Made Great Again Because America Was Always Great’"

Meghan McCain Delivers Moving Eulogy for Her Father: ‘John McCain Was Defined by Love’

Meghan McCain delivered a moving and emotional tribute to her father John McCain during his memorial service at the National Cathedral. She spoke of how lucky her father felt to have lived the life he did:
“John Sydney McCain III was many things. He was a sailor, he was an aviator, he was a husband, he was a warrior, he was a prisoner, he was a hero, he was a congressman, he was a senator, he was a nominee for President of the United States. These are all the titles and the roles of a life that has been well-lived, but they are not the greatest of his titles, nor the most important of his roles. He was a great man. We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, Continue reading "Meghan McCain Delivers Moving Eulogy for Her Father: ‘John McCain Was Defined by Love’"

Meghan McCain on Her Father’s Death: ‘The Dream is Ended: This is the Morning’

Shortly after her father’s death, Meghan McCain took to Twitter release a loving tribute to her dad and “hero of the republic,” Sen. John McCain. “I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at beginning,” Ms. McCain wrote. “In the thirty-three years we shared together, he raised me, taught me, corrected me, comforted me, encouraged me, and supported me in all things. He loved me, and I loved him. He taught me how to live. His love and his care, ever-present, always unfailing, took me from a girl to a woman — and he showed me what it is to be a man.” She concluded with a quote from C.S. Lewis: “The dream is ended: This is the morning.” Read the full statement below: [image via ABC]

Jake Tapper Congratulates and Thanks John McCain ‘Since President Trump Would Not Do It’

In remarks today as part of his signing of the ‘John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act’, President Trump did not congratulate, thank, or even speak the name of Sen. John McCain, for whom the act was named. So on CNN’s The Lead, Jake Tapper went ahead and did so instead. First, Tapper played a montage of all the people who were thanked by Trump by name. Then, in front of a graphic reading “Forget Something?”, Tapper leaned in on it. “That was President Trump just a few minutes ago thanking a laundry list of people before officially signing the ‘John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act’. One person who wasn’t on that list of people that he thanked? Outspoken Trump critic and the namesake of the bill, Senator John McCain,” said Tapper. “You know, the decorated war hero, who was a prisoner of war, who continues Continue reading "Jake Tapper Congratulates and Thanks John McCain ‘Since President Trump Would Not Do It’"

WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Brutally Flubs an Answer to a Question on Nancy Pelosi

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a knack for kicking off rounds of right-Twitter mockery. Today’s example is her rambling attempt to comment on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her role with democrats. The very popular candidate and face of the surging pro-socialism, anti-borders left has a way with words, that absolutely, right now, we’ll hopefully see, she can, rather, will, having better at. Like. Conservative speaker, author, and editor Ben Shapiro challenged Ocasio-Cortez this week to debate him, and offered to donate to her campaign if she agrees. Today, he knocked Continue reading "WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Brutally Flubs an Answer to a Question on Nancy Pelosi"