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    The Republican senator died on August 26 after stopping the cancer treatment that he had been undergoing for roughly a year. He and President Donald Trump were not on good terms after the latter said that the senator was not a "war hero" due to McCain having been captured during the Vietnam War.

    Meghan McCain, the daughter of late Republican Senator John McCain, indirectly blasted President Donald Trump's policies during her eulogy at her father's funeral. She didn't name Trump directly, but instead made a reference to his popular slogan.

    "America does not boast because she does not have need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great," she said.

    READ MORE: US Public Pay Tribute to John McCain on Capitol Hill

    While recounting the accomplishments of her father, Meghan McCain appeared to take more personal swipes at the US president, scolding both his policies and him personally — again without referring to him by name.

    "[John McCain was] 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 lived lives of comfort and privilege," she said.

    Many twitterians blasted Meghan for using the eulogy to talk politics and attack Trump.

    But a lot of Twitter users supported McCain's daughter's words and were impressed by her fiery eulogy.

    Some of them noted that her father, who was not on good terms with Trump, would be proud of her.

    Several twitterians suggested that Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who were present at the funeral, must have felt uncomfortable during the eulogy.

    Some Twitter users found quite another meaning in Meghan McCain's words.

    Others noted that Meghan's father had his own downsides.

    The funeral ceremony for John McCain took place at the National Cathedral in Washington on September 1. It was attended by many prominent political figures in the US, such as Barack Obama, George Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton. At the same time, Donald Trump was not invited to the ceremony.

    Trump refused to recognize John McCain as a "war hero" during one of his interviews in 2016, having motivated it by the fact that the senator had been captured during the Vietnam War. McCain, for his part, opposed some of Trump's bills, including a crucial bill to drop Obamacare.


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