Obama, Bush pay tribute to McCain

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Senator John McCain to be honored at Washington National Cathedral memorial service

John McCain's memorial Saturday at the National Cathedral in Washington DC, the late Senator's daughter mourned the passing of "American greatness".

Former presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have paid tribute to senator John McCain at a memorial service at Washington's National Cathedral.

On Friday, Meghan McCain gained attention after social media users noted the look on on her face as Vice President Mike Pence spoke during a memorial service for her father in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Friday. On Sunday, a private service will take place at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and then his body will be laid to rest in the US Naval Academy Cemetery.

During his speech, Obama - who battled McCain in the 2008 presidential election - joked about McCain asking him to speak at the service.

Likewise, former President George W. Bush said McCain "detested the abuse of power and could not abide bigots and swaggering despots".

McCain denounced him for using language that "fired up the crazies", while Trump said McCain was a "dummy" who had barely managed to graduate from the US Naval Academy. But for all of our differences, for all the times we sparred, I never tried to hide - and I think John came to understand - the long-standing admiration I had for him. We laughed with each other, and we learned from each other.

"Back in the day, he could frustrate me. and I know he'd say the same thing about me".

Meghan McCain delivered a fierce and emotional tribute to her late father, Sen.

At the funeral ceremony for her Sen.

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"I mean, every couple days, President Trump has to find a new target on Twitter or in his public comments - something new to kind of stir up".

McCain, who died on August 25 at age 81, was a decorated veteran who was held for more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

"His death seems to have reminded the American people that these values are what makes us a great nation, not the tribal partisanship and personal attack politics that have recently characterized our life", Lieberman said.

McCain was gone, said Bush, who called his 2000 rival for the GOP presidential nomination a friend.

Inside the cathedral, guests including former president Bill Clinton, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former senator Bob Dole joined together to honour McCain while a pipe organ and brass ensemble played in the background.

McCain's casket traveled to the cathedral early Saturday morning after stopping at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where his wife, Cindy, laid a wreath. "Because America was always great".

In her remarks, she praised her father and contrasted his life with that of Donald Trump, Efe reported.

"John would be the first to tell you he was not a flawless man, but he dedicated his life to national ideals that are as flawless as men and women have as yet conceived", during the memorial service at Washington's National Cathedral.

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