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John McCain: Obama and Bush pay tribute at Washington service

Culled from BBC

Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have paid tribute to Senator John McCain at a memorial service at Washington's National Cathedral.

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The Vietnam War hero, who became one of America's most high-profile politicians, died a week ago from brain cancer at the age of 81.

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His daughter Meghan was the first to speak, paying an emotional tribute to her father while also criticising President Donald Trump's agenda.

Mr Trump did not attend the service.

The two Republicans had major differences, both personal and political, and Mr McCain's family made it clear that Mr Trump was not welcome.

Members of the Trump administration who were present included the president's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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Following memorial services in the state of Arizona - which Mr McCain represented as a senator, and where he died last Saturday - and in Washington, a private burial service will be held at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday.

On Friday Mr McCain's body was taken back to the Congress buildings where he worked for decades and lay in state in the Capitol rotunda overnight.

On the way from the Capitol to the cathedral on Saturday morning, the cortege stopped at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where his widow Cindy laid a wreath.

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My view: Meghan McCain's swipe at Trump was good, Trump insulted John McCain when he was alive and McCain didn't want the petulant child Donald Trump at his funeral. Trump is Mr fake news and his full of hate. I wonder why his supporters follow him blindly, even at a time that his loyal aides/officials are all flipping and testyfying against him, his supporters still live in cocoon, maybe when the truth comes out they'll all see the light. While John McCain was busy working hard as a Senator, Trump was thinking of how to scam students at his now defunct University and he had to pay $21million to students he allegedly defrauded at his fake university.

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