Senator John McCain has made it very clear that when he dies, Donald Trump isn’t invited to his funeral.
On Saturday, The New York Times published an interview with McCain, explaining that the former Republican vice presidential nominee has already made these wishes known to the White House.
“His intimates have informed the White House that their current plan for his funeral is for Vice President Mike Pence to attend the service to be held in Washington’s National Cathedral,” the article reads. “…But not President Trump, with whom Mr. McCain has had a rocky relationship.”
Days after Sen. McCain announced he was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017, the 81 year old made a historical vote against the Republican health care bill that was set to replace the Affordable Care Act. Needless to say, Trump was not pleased.
The two have had their fair share of disagreements in the past and perhaps the most notable was when Trump made controversial comments about McCain’s time in the military. At a Family Leadership Summit in 2015, Trump put down McCain’s five years as a prisoner of war saying, “He was a war hero because he was captured… I like people who weren’t captured.”
Trump recently chose not to attend Barbara Bush’s funeral, “to avoid disruptions,” but his wife Melania went and did not seem to miss him at all. So when the time comes for McCain’s funeral perhaps Trump can simply send his classic “Thoughts and prayers” tweet to the senator’s family.