The late Senator John McCain was known as a political "maverick." And while skillfully giving Donald Trump a final middle finger tribute, it appears President Obama will deliver his eulogy rather than 45.
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — McCain made one thing exceptionally clear before passing on to the other side: Donald J. Trump is not invited to his funeral.
According to a CBS News report, the late John McCain didn't want 45 partaking in any part of his funeral.
Instead, he requested that both Presidents Barack Obama and George Bush, Jr. give eulogies at the memorial service. Those will take place on September 1, at the Washington National Cathedral.
Days prior, former Vice President Joe Biden will also speak at McCain's funeral held in Arizona, on August 29.
BUT CAN YOU SPOT THE DIFFERENCE?
Now, as much as Donald Trump continually tweets his wings into absolute failure, you'd think he'd muster up the moral strength to slow down the Twitter talons long enough for a heart-felt condolence, as the appointed president of the United States.
However, if you thought such a thing, you'd be as wrong as 4 snotty-nosed kids sharing a melting ice cream cone.
In the tweet below, Trump lays it all out in remembrance of John McCain.
NOTE: Mind you, this is an American hero, war veteran, and P.O.W. survivor ... you know, all the factors "45" constantly uses to bombard NFL owners after players kneel in protest during (not "to") the national anthem.
When's the last time you read something so poetic? So thoughtful? So honorable?
Honestly, you'd probably find something more inspiring than Trump's brand of condolence inside your next fortune cookie. Just break it open and — before reading it aloud — say "I'm so sorry for your loss; my deepest condolences to you. However...[insert fortune cookie proverb here]."
Once Donald pummeled his phone's screen with those everlasting cliches of mediocre reverence, it was right back to "business" as usual — a Twitter storm of Trump-flavored rantings, all backed by nothing more than delusions of grandeur.
If you happen to venture over to Donald's tweet-filled social media account, you'll see several boasts about himself ... along with retweets from various other irrelevant personalities and media namesakes who've accepted the plenteous, vacant positions of A**-Kissing Administrator (BS-Level 10) in Trump's League of Unextraordinary Gentlemen.
Not sure if they have to apply via USAJobs though.
Masterfully, Mr. President (himself) — the one and only "Barack Obama" — took to Facebook to express words of both lament and celebration regarding McCain's death.
His tribute was a few paragraphs in length. Yet, in the latter portion of his condolence message, Obama states as follows.
Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At John’s best, he showed us what that means. And for that, we are all in his debt. Michelle and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family.
NOTE: If you're interested in Barack Obama's full post, it's located below.
So, again, can you see why John McCain didn't think twice about excluding Donald Trump from the guest list?
Just using their farewell statements, alone, Trump is the type of person who texts back "Good" when you ask "How's your day going so far?" — while Obama will let you know, "It's a beautiful day, and so many things are looking positive. Nothing can go wrong; and if it does, I'll keep it moving with my head held high; although today's not done, tomorrow is a new day, and that's something to look forward to, right?"
John McCain's Funeral Schedule
In case you're wondering when McCain's memorial service will be held, Arizona Central -- verbatim — lays it out in detail below.
Wednesday, August 29
A private ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Arizona Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St. A public viewing will be 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, August 30
McCain's memorial has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N Central Ave. Limited public seating will be available, with tickets made available through the johnmccain.com web site.
Friday, August 31
McCain's body then will be flown to the Joint Base Andrews military facility in Maryland before lying in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in 166 years.
Saturday, September 1
He will then be transported from the U.S. Capitol to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ahead of a second memorial at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday at 10 a.m. Eastern. The private service will be limited to family, friends, congressional colleagues and staff, as well as U.S. and international leaders, according to McCain's website. The event will be live-streamed.
Sunday, September 2
A private funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Eastern in the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland. He will be laid to rest in the naval cemetery afterward.
All in all, what are your thoughts about John McCain's final requests? How could Trump have made his condolence more sincere than a cereal-box warning label?
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[Feature Photo via Barack Obama / Facebook]