Trump Wakes Up And Forgets It's McCain's Funeral Today, Goes On Typical Morning Rant
The entire world will be watching the late Senator John McCain's funeral on Saturday.
With just a few hours to go, President Trump seemingly forgot that former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama would be speaking on McCain's behalf at the National Cathedral as his body is finally laid to rest.
For once in a very long time, Trump won't be the center of attention. He wasn't even invited to the funeral.
But - that's not stopping President Trump from pretending that today is not his day to grab the spotlight like he's accustomed to. He woke up on the wrong side of the bed again and started ranting and raving about the "tainted" and "corrupt" "news reporting."
He also wanted to say how much he "loves" Canada but he wanted to remind them how much they're taking advantage of our country.
All of this happened just as guests were preparing to go to McCain's services.
Can we blame Trump for not caring? Normally, we wouldn't care but he's the president. Even if Trump was invited to go, Trump says he wouldn't shed a tear. He said previously to biographer Tim O'Brien that he doesn't believe in crying.
“I don’t believe in crying,… It’s just not my thing. I have nothing against it when someone cries, but when I see a man cry I view it as a weakness. I don’t like seeing men cry. I’ll give you an example. I never met John Gotti, I know nothing about John Gotti, but he went through years of trials. He sat with a stone face. He said, ‘F*ck you.’”
Presidential tweeting and comments on crying aside - official coverage of McCain's memorial service will begin at 9 p.m. Central time. It's expected to be played on every major news channel, with live-streaming available for those who don't have cable.
Just before the service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Senator McCain's body will be brought from the United States Capitol Building where he lays in state, while his widow Cindy McCain leads the procession to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. There a wreath will be laid in McCain's honor before several people, along with the former presidents, speak at his eulogy.