Hatch Apologizes to McCain for Suggesting Trump Should Attend His Funeral

Aaron Brown
May 9, 2018

"He's the president of the United States, and he's a very good man", Hatch said of Trump.

"I'd like everybody to take a collective breath and chill out on my dad for a second", she said.

Looking ahead, McCain has now set up his funeral service, and a big entry in the checklist is to make sure that Trump is nowhere near his final resting place.

Rep. Gregory Meeks, who was also part of the panel, said that he expects nothing less from McCain, who he described as "honest" and the "opposite of Donald Trump".

"I felt badly. I had spoken out of turn", the Utah Republican told reporters, according to CNN. The news of McCain's wish for Trump not to attend his funeral was leaked by those close to McCain as these are folks who were privy [VIDEO] to his funeral arrangements.

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During the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Trump said that McCain was not the type of hero he admired.

Hatch said on Monday that McCain's wish for a Trump-free ceremony was "ridiculous", drawing the ire of Meghan McCain.

Trump and McCain have publicly battled since the president the campaign trail and well into Trump's first 15 months in office. "I like people who weren't captured".

"To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of global leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other exhausted dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history", McCain said. "I've never liked him as much after that". The media site also suggests that McCain has shown "wrath" for Trump in his up and coming memoir. Current first lady Melania Trump attended instead, as did former presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

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