Ivanka and Jared Did not Crash McCain Funeral, Lindsey Graham Reiterates, as Controversy Bubbles Again Up

Meghan McCain, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Meghan McCain, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Meghan McCain, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner‘s attendance at Sen. John McCain‘s 2018 Washington, D.C., funeral — and the matter of how, precisely, Donald Trump‘s advisers received invited whereas Trump didn’t — is once more making headlines.

The controversy was revived in current days as Meghan McCain has made the media rounds to coincide with the current launch of her audio memoir, Unhealthy Republican, on Audible.

Within the audiobook, the 36-year-old former View host says that Jared and Ivanka have been “funeral crashers” at her dad’s D.C. memorial, including that she was unaware that they had been invited to the occasion on condition that Donald Trump was explicitly not allowed.

“I noticed Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sitting towards the again. So far as I knew, that they had not been invited by the household, however they confirmed up anyway … It by no means even crossed my thoughts that they might come. Why would you go to one thing like that? It appeared audacious even for them,” Meghan says in her memoir. “After I noticed them, I believed, I hope that that is essentially the most uncomfortable second of your complete life.

However South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a longtime McCain household buddy, pushed again on this model, telling The Washington Put up this week: “[Meghan] was upset they have been there — I perceive that, and he or she has laborious emotions however I do know what occurred and no one confirmed up uninvited.”

This echoes what a McCain household buddy advised PEOPLE in 2019: “There have been lots of people concerned within the planning of the funeral, and he or she [Meghan] doesn’t know whose listing they have been on.”

Graham advised the Put up this week that he sympathized together with her, nonetheless. “I like Meghan McCain and I perceive how nerve-racking all this has been for her and those that assault her dad won’t ever be forgiven by her,” he mentioned.

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John McCain, Meghan McCain

John McCain, Meghan McCain

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Sen. McCain’s widow, Cindy McCain, cleared Jared and Ivanka’s attendance at the same time as she did not perceive why they wished to be there within the first place.

“John all the time taught me that it takes extra vitality to be mad than to easily transfer on,” Cindy wrote in Stronger. “I do not know precisely why Ivanka and Jared wished to be there. However I hope that they got here for the rationale I might suppose—that they mourned the lack of my husband.”

Meghan, in the meantime, mentioned just lately that she nonetheless finds the reminiscence of their attendance irritating.

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In an look on Bravo’s Watch What Occurs Dwell final week, Meghan mentioned of Jared and Ivanka, “They need to by no means have come, that they had no enterprise being there, I keep in mind seeing them and seeing her particularly. That they had no g—— enterprise being there and it is one thing that also angers me, clearly.”

The years of dangerous blood between the McCains and Trumps date again to former President Trump’s assaults on the late senator, which have continued even after his demise. Meghan has not been shy in responding to many of those feedback.

Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain

Greg Endries/Bravo Meghan McCain

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Final week, President Trump issued a prolonged, 200-plus phrase assertion once more assailing each Meghan and her late father for plenty of purported slights.

“Thanks for the publicity boomer,” Meghan wrote on Twitter, including a hyperlink to her new audio memoir.

Again in December, Meghan took to Twitter to explain Trump’s continued assaults on her late father as an obsession.

“Two years after he died, you continue to obsess over my dad,” she wrote. “It kills you that nobody will ever love you or keep in mind you want they beloved and keep in mind him.”

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