President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, was at his golf club in Virginia as John McCain the veteran senator that is the most visible Republican critic of Donald Trump who died on August 25, at the age of 81, from brain cancer was honored at the National Cathedral.
Trump got into his motorcade and left the White House very early, while former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama along with many other notable Washington leaders attended memorial services for the late Arizona senator, although Trump was not invited.
Trump arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Virginia, amid a morning of tweets criticizing the Department of Justice and the FBI where he also threatened Canada saying, “There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don’t make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out”.
Although, Trump’s tweets made no mention of McCain, but the late senator’s daughter took jabs at the president and his campaign motto during the services saying, “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great.”, she declared with a steely glint in her eye.
The president, who had an ongoing feud with McCain and his family, was not invited to any of the senator’s memorial services throughout the week. Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff John Kelly, among others, attended the various services on behalf of the White House.
Meanwhile, Trump also sparked controversy when he raised flags at half-staff above the White House just two days after McCain died but after public protest, the flags were lowered again. Trump also acknowledged his disagreements with McCain when he said, “We had our disagreements and they were very strong disagreements, i disagreed with many of the things that I assume he believed in”.