Not Welcomed Here: John McCain Wants Mike Pence To Come To His Funeral Instead Of Donald Trump
In July 2017, the U.S. Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer – glioblastoma. But despite his ailing health, the 81-year-old still enjoys meeting his friends, has a new film and book in the works, as well as holds conference calls every day.
And he even plans his own funeral!
Apparently, the Republican Arizona senator wants Barack Obama and George W. Bush to attend his funeral and speak at the service. He also wants Vice President Mike Pence to be in attendance.
But there’s one person whose name is missing from the guest list – Donald Trump. And it’s no surprise, as the two have had a very contentious relationship.
First, during his campaign for president, Donald Trump mocked McCain for his actions in Vietnam. The senator got captured, and, that is why, Trump questioned his status as hero in the war.
I like people who weren't captured.
When McCain was diagnosed, the president promised to back off. But in February 2018, he blasted the senator again. This time – for voting against his party’s bill to repeal Obamacare.
He didn’t mention McCain by name. But the reference was still obvious to the public who immediately started booing the senator:
I don’t want to be controversial, so I won’t use his name. What a mess.
But since McCain is still in the fight, talking and walking around, we hope the funeral will not happen any time soon.