Did Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Crash John McCain's Funeral?
That's the claim made by Meghan McCain's fellow panelists on "The View."
It's the extraordinary claim being made by Meghan McCain’s co-hosts on “The View.”
"Who crashes a funeral? You just don't do that," co-host Sunny Hostin said. "I thought it was shameful that they were there. I really do."
"I spoke to Meghan about this. I think the invite came from Lindsey Graham," said new co-host Abby Huntsman. "Look, I'm sure they had final approval of everything, if they had it their way — as was evident in the tone of the funeral — they probably would rather not have had anyone from the Trump family present. They still showed up. I gotta say, there were a number of moments that were awkward, I'm sure for them, sitting there."
Joy Behar added: "Let them sit there, every single person who spoke had a subtext against Trump. They had to listen to that, so good."
“I thought it was in poor taste that they showed up," Hostin added. "I think that the family was very clear in who they wanted there. I'm not sure why Lindsey Graham extended the invitation."
Hostin, Behar and Huntsman were among the 4,000 mourners at Saturday’s services where Meghan McCain made her feelings about President Trump clear in a fiery eulogy.
“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, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those that live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served,” she said.
As Meghan McCain spoke, the cameras focused on Kushner and his wife, who sat stone-faced.
"It was so moving to see our friend and our colleague rise to that occasion," Hostin said. "We all know she's devastated by the passing of her father, but boy, she said during her eulogy, she said John McCain told her, 'Show them how tough you are,' and by God, she showed everyone how tough she is."
Whoopi Goldberg added that she found Meghan McCain's speech "extraordinary."
Sen. Graham denies he made the invitation, telling CNN, “Nobody was at that funeral that did not get invited by the family. Earlier in the week I met with Ivanka about a trip we were planning in Africa. Ivanka said nice things about Sen. McCain after his passing."
Some Trump allies were not happy to see Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner there.
There was also a complaint from former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg, who took issue with their seating, six rows behind former Presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush.
"I find it contemptible that the McCain family couldn't seat them in a better, more respectable section,” Nunberg told Politico.
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