Ivanka and Jared Deserved Better Seats at McCain's Funeral, Former Trump Aide Fumes

Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg has expressed his displeasure over the fact that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were not given VIP seats at Senator John McCain's funeral on Saturday.

The Trump ally criticized the McCain family and lashed out at how Trump's daughter and her husband were treated during the service.

"It was a very nice gesture by Jared and Ivanka to attend," Nunberg told Politico. "I find it contemptible that the McCain family couldn't seat them in a better, more respectable section."

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The casket is pictured leaving the memorial service of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the National Cathedral in Washington on September 1 REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Other Trump allies were also incensed that McCain's daughter made critical comments seemingly directed at the president.

"We gather to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice, those that live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served," Meghan McCain said. "The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great."

The eulogy from the late senator's daughter was "the last straw," three sources close to the White House told Politico.

The McCain family reportedly did not invite Trump, who had publicly sparred repeatedly with the late senator, to the Saturday service. The president has also been widely criticized for his response to McCain's death.

Steve Schmidt, who served as a senior strategist for McCain's 2008 presidential bid, also criticized Trump's daughter and son-in-law for making an appearance at the funeral.

"The reality is that Jared and Ivanka are on the side of a movement that stands for everything that John McCain was against and opposed and fought against for his entire life," he said, according to Raw Story.

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House on June 1 in Washington SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Schmidt also took the opportunity to call out the rise of authoritarianism around the world.

"All around the world — from Poland and Hungary and Austria — we see a regression of democracy, we see a rise of authoritarians, we see a President of the United States who has a fetish for autocratic leaders all around the world, who is hostile to the ideas and ideals of American democracy, of the republic, that John McCain committed his entire life to," he said.

Meanwhile, Trump decided Saturday to play golf at his northern Virginia golf club. He also spent the day tweeting criticism of the media and attacking Canada over trade. In an apparent response to Meghan McCain, the president also posted a simple all caps message: "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

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