McCain, the son and grandson of four-star admirals, graduated from the naval academy in 1958.
The burial plot for McCain, 81, next to Navy friend Charles "Chuck" Larson at the cemetery. Larson died in 2014 at age 77 of pneumonia after undergoing two years of treatment for leukemia.
Trump immediately came under fire not only from his fellow Republicans but from various quarters for his half-hearted and lackluster tribute to McCain.
When Senator John McCain passed away from cancer in his home state of Arizona in August 2018, a memorial service was held for him in the capital city of Phoenix, then his remains were transported to Washington, D.C., to lie in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. It's all about trust. "I think most Americans understand that". McCain was the 31st person and 13th senator to receive the honor.
The duo mingled with the crowd, which included political figures from both sides of the aisle.
As Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump watched McCain be memorialized by former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, President Trump sent out multiple tweets on NAFTA and attacking the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election. John McCain defended Sunday his daughter's eulogy criticizing President Trump, saying Meghan McCain shares her father's fiery temperament.
John McCain was a legitimate war hero whose story as a prisoner of war in No. Vietnam is well-known by anyone reading this column.
The president also played golf at Virginia golf course. And we learned from each other.
However, John McCain was not a flawless man, as are none of us. "Or that when all was said and done, we were on the same team".
The president's daughter and son-in-law entered the cathedral on Saturday morning shortly before McCain's funeral service began.
Graham told Bash that he was proud of Meghan McCain and said she was "her father's daughter". "Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like", Bush told the magazine.
The fact that Trump finally relented and agreed to appropriately honor McCain only amid public pressure indicates that he is still very much taking to heart the latter's past criticism against him.
Sam Smith, 71, a retired federal employee, and his wife Joan, 76, who said she met McCain once at a campaign event in Arizona, lamented the loss of McCain's grit, honesty, personality and "everything he did for this country", they said.