Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Attend John McCain’s Funeral Service

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
September 1, 2018US News

Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner were among the attendees at the funeral service for Senator John McCain on Sept. 1.

Trump, 36, and Kushner, 37, were seen in video footage from the service walking into the National Cathedral and embracing Senator Lindsey Graham, who was a close friend of McCain’s as well as his longtime colleague.

Katie Rogers, a New York Times writer, said that Ivanka Trump was asked to attend the service by Graham when they met on Capitol Hill earlier this week and she offered her condolences.

Graham said it would be a nice gesture for Trump and Kushner to attend, and cleared it with Cindy McCain, John McCain’s widow.

President Trump did not attend the funeral but a number of other people from his administration did, including Defense Secretary James Mattis.

John McCain’s daughter and two former presidents were among the speakers during the nearly three-hour service.

Standing near McCain’s flag-draped casket, Meghan McCain spoke about her father’s military service.

Washington’s past and present political elite were present at the funeral, including Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Obama and Bush spoke.

McCain’s motorcade arrived from the Capitol, where he laid in state overnight, and the procession made a stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where McCain’s wife, Cindy, placed a wreath.

The service was the last public event in Washington, where McCain lived and worked over four decades, and part of McCain’s five-day, cross-country funeral procession. He died on Aug. 25 at age 81.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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