News surfaced this week that Senator John McCain had excluded his former running mate Sarah Palin from his funeral service in Washington, DC, by not including her on the guest list. Actress Lindsay Lohan unexpectedly had something to say about the matter, and her six words left liberals livid.
As more information arises surrounding the passing of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), his final days, and his funeral arrangements, it has become increasingly clear that he was a bitter, petty man, right up until his last breath.
For starters, McCain banned President Donald Trump from attending his funeral service. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are both expected to deliver eulogies at McCain’s funeral, which the late senator helped to plan before his death. Meanwhile, those close to McCain have informed the White House that they plan to have Vice President Mike Pence attend the senator’s funeral — but not President Trump.
Word first surfaced that McCain planned to ban Trump from his funeral in May. NBC News reported at the time, “McCain’s wish for Trump to skip his funeral, first reported by The New York Times, comes as the two men have had a turbulent relationship, particularly since the 2016 presidential primary when Trump said McCain was considered a war hero only ‘because he was captured’ during the Vietnam War and that Trump preferred military figures who avoided being taken prisoner by the enemy.”
It now appears that McCain did, indeed, arrange to have the president banned from his funeral prior to his death, instructing close friends to invite Vice President Mike Pence but not Trump:
Those close to the American war hero, who died Saturday afternoon following a fierce battle with glioblastoma, informed the White House that their plan was to invite Vice President Mike Pence to attend the memorial service to be held at Washington’s National Cathedral — but not President Trump.
McCain’s relationship with Trump, which played out publicly, has rarely been smooth. During his presidential campaign, for example, Trump remarked, of McCain’s history as a POW, “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” [Source: LifeZette]
The animosity between the two was mutual. Following Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin, McCain remarked, “Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake.”
Given the very public feud between Trump and McCain, it wasn’t all that surprising when the late senator decided to ban the president from his funeral. What was surprising, however, was when word surfaced that McCain had also “banned” Sarah Palin, his former running mate, from the service.
John McCain’s vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin was not invited to attend his memorial or funeral services, reported NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell. A Palin family source commented to O’Donnell, saying in part, “Out of respect to Senator McCain and his family we have nothing to add at this point.”
PEOPLE confirmed the report:
President Donald Trump and former John McCain presidential running mate Sarah Palin are not invited to memorial services for the iconic Arizona senator, multiple sources tell PEOPLE. “Two names you won’t see on the guest list: Trump and Palin,” says a Capitol Hill source with knowledge of funeral plans for McCain, who died of brain cancer Saturday at age 81.
“Invitations were not extended” to the two political figures, confirms Carla Eudy, a fundraiser who has worked with and been friends with the McCain family for decades…
…”Donald Trump and Sarah Palin were not served official notice outright,” says the source close to the McCain family. “I want to make that clear. It wasn’t a no-trespass order. They won’t be turned away by guards if they show up at the funeral.” The stay-away messages were sent through intermediaries, the friend tells PEOPLE. The messages were received, sources say.
The shocking news that McCain didn’t want Sarah Palin at his funeral, despite the fact that she was always very kind to him and his family, inspired actress Lindsay Lohan to chime in, lending her support to Palin. In a Wednesday tweet, Lohan applauded Palin “for being such a strong woman” and expressed her desire to meet with the former Alaska Governor.
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) August 30, 2018
Of course, this caused liberal heads to explode, because that is what they do anytime a celebrity who is expected to religiously tow the Democratic Party line expresses any kind of support for a conservative.
Congratulations @SarahPalinUSA you’ve done so much in your life that all your great achievements have now earned you the right to meet Lady Lohan. Well done you’ve earned this 👍
— Drunken Gamer 🍥 (@DrunkenGamer69) August 30, 2018
And you’ve lost me. pic.twitter.com/YWPwxE6NN6
— Michelle Clare (@mpyke1989) August 30, 2018
Oh yes- you should totally meet! Invite her on the new show! She has so many important things to bring to the table! 🙄
— Nicole Meade (@nicole_meade) August 30, 2018
— Jennuhhhh (@Jenck1021) August 30, 2018
Lindsay, stop. Please.
— p . l o 🌺 🌷 🌸 (@PriscillaLopez) August 30, 2018
Sad, isn’t it, that celebrities are only allowed to express support for one side of the aisle? Whatever happened to free thought? I guess those “tolerant” leftists aren’t really so “tolerant” after all.