“Sen. John McCain does not want President Donald Trump at his funeral,” Business Insider reports.
“The Arizona senator is battling brain cancer, and … reportedly prefers Vice President Mike Pence to represent the current administration in Trump’s place.”
“In July 2015, Trump said of McCain: “He’s not a war hero … he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” And in September 2017, months after McCain’s cancer diagnosis was announced, Trump reportedly mocked the senator again.”
“McCain is a Vietnam veteran. He spent six years as a prisoner of war after he was nearly killed when his plane was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. McCain has served five terms in the US Senate since 1986, and was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008.”
The Washington Post: “According to NBC News, McCain’s 2008 campaign rival, former president Barack Obama, will eulogize him, and McCain doesn’t even want Trump in the building.”