Jeff Flake Politicizes McCain Memorial Service by Taking Jab at Trump with Photo of Former Presidents

With the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) memorial service in Washington, D.C. occurring on Saturday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) shared a photo of the former presidents in attendance and used it to take a jab at President Donald Trump. 

Accompanying the screenshot of former Presidents Barack Obama (D), George W. Bush (R) and Bill Clinton (D) along with their spouses and former first ladies, Flake wrote on Twitter, “Decency Wins”:

The Twitter post was a thinly-veiled criticism of Trump, who was not in attendance at the request of the McCain family. However, the post was not the only jab taken at President Trump that day.

During her eulogy, daughter Meghan McCain said her father’s America was always great, taking a swipe at Trump’s “Make America Great Again” 2016 campaign slogan.

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great,” she said.


“He was a great man. We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness. 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 while he suffered and served,” she added.

Flake’s jab at the president comes as part of an ongoing feud between the two, stemming from Flake’s repeated criticism of Trump. The president, however, has not been shy about returning the shots taken.

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