Donald Trump's response to Meghan McCain's eulogy for her dad is a MAGA tweet
Meghan, in her speech on Saturday, had seemed to relay a defiant rebuke of President Trump, without mentioning his name, and called his words cheap rhetoric.
President Donald Trump appeared to respond to Meghan McCain's apparent rebuke of him during her father's — late Senator John McCain — eulogy by tweeting his 'Make America Great Again' campaign slogan on Sunday. The 81-year-old Arizona Senator died last week on Saturday after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer he was diagnosed with nearly a year ago. The announcement that he was ceasing medical treatment for his cancer was made by his family a day before his death.
Meghan, in her speech on Saturday, had seemed to relay a defiant rebuke of President Trump, without mentioning his name, and called his words "cheap rhetoric." "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," Megan said in her eulogy.
Meghan, a host on ABC’s The View, took an apparent dig at Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan, and said that McCain's America was "always great." "My father was convinced of the need to defend American greatness with ferocity and faith,” she said. "Americans have a responsibility to defend the old world from its worse self. The America of John McCain is the America of Abraham Lincoln. Fulfilling the promise of the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She is resourceful and confident and secure. she meets her responsibilities…The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because the America of John McCain was always great," the 33-year-old added as her statement was met with applause.
Trump, who was not invited for the ceremony, on Sunday tweeted: "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" in an apparent response to Meghan's reference and received mocking responses from social media users on Twitter.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2018
THERE IS NO NEED TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN— Paolo Masini (@realPaoloM) September 2, 2018
AMERICA HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT
@MeghanMcCain told you this morning that there'a no need for that. AMERICA HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT! It will be better still, when we get you out of the people's House.— Lynn Beckman (@lynn1219) September 2, 2018
Sadly President Trump's leadership has become somewhat normalized these past two years. The funeral of John McCain has been a nice reminder of what kind of leader--Democrat or Republican--America needs. It's not him.— Jay Quarantello (@JayQuarantello) September 1, 2018