If this is true, it’s an unneeded swipe at someone who doesn’t deserve it.
The death of Senator John McCain has opened up old wounds between him and President Trump, whom he’s never seen eye-to-eye with. Much ado has been made about the contentious relationship between the late Senator and President. In the immediate wake of his death, the White House even neglected to lower the flag to half staff in honor of the deceased Senator, only later relenting after media outcry. (RELATED: White House’s American Flag Flies at Full Staff After John McCain’s Death.)
McCain isn’t innocent in this tit-for-tat either. Before his death, he reportedly made it known that he didn’t want Trump anywhere near his funeral. (RELATED: Senator John McCain Will Not Be Returning to the U.S. Senate, Prepares for the End.) Patton said old soldiers never die, but it looks like that applies more to grudges.
And to make matters worse, Trump isn’t the only person who wasn’t invited to the funeral. Sarah Palin, McCain’s former running mate, hasn’t received an invitation. From Raw Story:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has reportedly not been invited to attend the memorial for her one-time running mate, the late John McCain.
MSNBC booking director Jesse Rodriguez tweeted Wednesday that NBC White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell learned that Palin was not invited to McCain’s memorial.
Sarah Palin is not invited to John McCain’s funeral: report https://t.co/G6tFfJY4sz
— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 29, 2018
Here is the tweet that prompted the report:
NBC’s @KellyO reports: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has not been invited to attend memorial services for John McCain
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) August 29, 2018
We know that Palin and McCain haven’t been on the best of terms in recent years.
In McCain’s final book before he died, he wrote he even regretted choosing Palin as his running mate. His confession may have been honest, but it wasn’t exactly a nice thing to say. Regardless, the former Alaska Governor didn’t hold it against him, and wrote a powerful tribute to McCain upon his passing. (RELATED: Sarah Palin Issues Classy Response To John McCain’s Death.)
To not invite Palin to the funeral is an unnecessary shame. It shows where McCain’s priorities really stood.