President Trump supporters enraged John McCain's funeral threw "political hand grenades"

Those who love Trump's willingness to offend anyone and everyone are upset eulogies for McCain hit the president

By Taylor Link

Published September 2, 2018 9:44AM (EDT)

 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

John McCain's funeral on Saturday was a rare event that championed bipartisanship. Leaders from both sides of the aisle came together to lay to rest a respected senator. Not everyone was pleased with some of the eulogies, however, as some felt that the rhetoric needlessly needled President Donald Trump.

After the funeral, Trump supporters took to social media to express disappointment that the ceremony got political. The president's name was never mentioned in the speeches, yet Trump's fans clearly recognized who was the butt of the joke. Some quotes from the funeral — compiled by The Hill — did seem to, indirectly, knock Trump:

“He was a great man," McCain's daughter, Meghan, said. "We gather to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice, those that live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”

"Part of what makes our country great is that our membership is based not on our bloodline, not what we look like, what our last names are," former President Barack Obama said. "It's not based on where our parents or grandparents came from or how recently they arrived, but on adherence to a common creed that all of us are created equal."

"He loved freedom with a passion of a man who knew its absence," former President George W. Bush said. "He respected the dignity inherent in every life, a dignity that does not stop at borders and cannot be erased by dictators."

These fairly unobjectionable lines generated outrage from Trump supporters. Many derided how the funeral went overtly political.

Many impartial observers noticed that Trump supporters were inferring the president's presence in the speeches all on their own. Again, none of the speakers at the funeral — not Obama or Bush or McCain — used Trump's name. Yet, apparently Trump's fans identified him. Some D.C. pundits asked on Twitter what this said about the president.


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