Trump To Hold Campaign Rally The Day Of Sen. John McCain’s Memorial Service, And Refuses To Cancel It

As the nation prepares for Sen. John McCain’s final send-off, Donald Trump is scheduled to headline a campaign rally in Indiana on Thursday night.

According to The New York Times, White House aides considered the optics of holding a rally while the nation mourns the longtime senator and Vietnam War veteran but ultimately decided that it was not possible to change Trump’s schedule.

These aides concluded that Trump could weather any negative fallout from such a move, The Times reported, citing two sources familiar with the planning.

McCain, who died Saturday at 81, will be taken by military transport to an air base outside Washington on Thursday ahead of a televised memorial service in the Capitol’s rotunda on Friday that Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan are expected to attend.

Another memorial service will be held on Saturday at Washington National Cathedral, where former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will deliver eulogies โ€” something McCain asked of them months ago.

McCain will be buried at his alma mater, the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, next to Chuck Larson, a former Naval Academy classmate and lifelong friend.

As McCain meticulously planned his funeral processions and invited many notable politicians before his death, he intentionally boxed out Trump, an unprecedented move against a sitting president. Over the weekend, Trump will instead be at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

The two feuded for years over public policy and other matters. In 1999, Trump downplayed McCain’s military service and suggested he was considered an American hero only because he was captured and held as a prisoner of war for five years in Hanoi. Trump echoed the remarks during his presidential campaign in 2016.

In turn, McCain frequently criticized Trump’s policies, including matters of national security, healthcare, and immigration. Last year, McCain rebuked what he called the “half-baked, spurious nationalism” that Trump popularized during his run for the White House.

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9 thoughts on “Trump To Hold Campaign Rally The Day Of Sen. John McCain’s Memorial Service, And Refuses To Cancel It

  • August 30, 2018 at 5:38 pm
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    Donald trump is not a Leader all he know how to do is give Rally,s

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    • August 31, 2018 at 12:35 am
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      He will pay in November

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    • August 31, 2018 at 5:31 am
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      Senator McCain didnโ€™t invite donnie to his Memorial Service๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘ R.I.P. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’•

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    • August 31, 2018 at 6:44 am
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      Exactly๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘พ

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  • August 30, 2018 at 10:14 pm
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    His narcissism will not allow for someone to be honored by the nation…it has to be about him…such a pathetic little child!! Further let me say, his aides in the WH are pathetic as well…but they will learn that when they no longer hold a place there…what do they think trump will last forever?

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    • August 31, 2018 at 2:01 am
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      Agreed, but I would include most of the current GOP house and Senate. Unforgivable

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  • August 30, 2018 at 11:54 pm
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    Mr. Senator John McCain is an American Hero, and trump just a Moron and not a right person to Leading US Country. IMPEACH trump is the Better Choice for Our Country.

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  • August 31, 2018 at 2:14 am
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    Well he wasnt invited so why not carry on with business.

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  • August 31, 2018 at 7:25 pm
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    Trumps, or Drumpfs are not the royal family, Ms. Drumpf, far from it. The US doesn’t need or want a royal family. The US has it’s people, great and small, poor and rich, from all walks of life. That’s who is the US royal family, not fake princesses.

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