George W. Bush Appears to Take Swipes at Trump During McCain Memorial Service: ‘America Is Better Than This’

Former President George W. Bush appeared to, along with former President Barack Obama and Meghan McCain, take swipes at President Donald Trump during his eulogy for the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

At the memorial service on Saturday in Washington, D.C., Bush said during his eulogy that the late senator “detested the abuse of power and could not abide bigots and swaggering despots.”

Watch Bush’s eulogy below:

Bush praised McCain for standing up for the working-class Americans over the interests of Washington, D.C.

“He respected the dignity inherent in every life, a dignity that does not stop at borders and cannot be erased by dictators,” Bush added.

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Bush also remarked that McCain will always be present whispering, “We’re better than this, America is better than this” and that “presidents were not spared” from his honesty “no matter whom it offended.”

“He was honorable, always recognizing that his opponents were still patriots and human beings,” he said. “He loved freedom with the passion of a man who knew its absence.”

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During Obama’s eulogy, he took his own shot at the current president:

“So much of our politics can seem small and mean and petty. Trafficking in bombast and insult, phony controversies and manufactured outrage. It’s a politics that pretends to be brave and tough, but is instead born of fear. Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be, but what will happen in all the other days will depend on what you do today. What better way to honor John McCain than follow his example.”

Watch Obama’s eulogy below:

During Meghan McCain’s eulogy, she jabbed President Trump’s slogan:

“The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She is resourceful and confident and secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”

Watch Meghan McCain’s eulogy below:

McCain will be laid to rest on September 2 at his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he will lie next to his Naval Academy classmate and lifelong friend, Adm. Chuck Larson.

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