wife. Trump was visited earlier this week by Senator Lindsey Graham, a close friend of Mr. McCain, who had signed his invitation with the Senator's widow, one White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Mr. Graham invited Mrs. Trump after condolences during a Capitol Hill meeting this week.
Her father continued tweeting during the service, focusing on Canada and the North American Free Trade Agreement, threatening to ban Canada from a definitive deal and insisting that he saw no political need to accommodate the Canadians. Mr. Trump also warned the Congress, which has the last say about trade agreements, not to interfere and said that he would be happy to end Nafta altogether. It remains a matter of debate whether Mr. Trump has the authority to do it alone.
"He's almost past," said Boyd Lewis, 61, a Washington Democrat as he anchored his dog leash on the fence and peered at the cathedral doors. "Today, the lack of courtesy, lack of integrity from the White House – McCain was a great soul, not a baseless demigod."
In the cathedral, Meghan McCain, the Senator's daughter, made the most contrast. As she approached the podium, the first speaker in the service, Ms. McCain delivered a sharp condemnation of Mr. Trump's policies and, in her emotional eulogy, recalled his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."
"The America of John McCain does not have to be rebuilt." Ms. McCain, who has frequently bluntly dispensed with the Trump era's policies in recent months, said as the Cathedral applauded, "Because America was always great. "19659007]