GOOD TRUMP: President Lends Air Force Two To McCain Family To Bring Body Of Senator To D.C.
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September 2, 2018
While President Trump was bad-mouthed left and right over the course of Sen. John McCain's five-day funeral and remembrance ceremonies, he actually did the former senator and war hero a solid.
McCain's body was flown to Washington, D.C., on an aircraft that was approved by Trump. "The late Arizona senator's casket was loaded onto one of the jets known as Air Force 2 -- which is often designated for the VP or First Lady's travel," TMZ reported.
McCain's family was also flown on the same plane out of Phoenix on Thursday afternoon after McCain's body lay in state in the Arizona capitol building.
"The 89th Airlift Wing, based out of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, is responsible for the aircraft as well as Air Force One. McCain's body will be flown to the base, according to a representative of the airlift wing," Arizona Central reported.
"This specific plane has carried the body of a significant figure at least once before, according to the Air Force. In 2001, this plane transported the body of United States Marine and Central Intelligence Agency Operations Officer Johnny Michael Spann. He was the first American killed in combat during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan."
The plane was a Boeing C-32A, the military version of the Boeing 757. It is only referred to as Air Force Two when the vice president is on board.
But Meghan McCain didn't appear to appreciate Trump's benevolence. At a Saturday memorial service for her father at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Arizona Republican took to the podium and ripped Trump.
“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness — the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served,” she said.
Then she said, "The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great." The audience applauded.
No good deed goes unpunished.