Even while the Resistance has found its latest hero in Meghan McCain who turned her own father’s funeral into a Trump bashing political rally, she is being widely criticized for her lack of restraint that only served to cheapen the memorial for the deceased warmonger.
The pudgy co-host of ABC’s women’s gabfest “The View” may have only been one of those who used their eulogies as a bully pulpit to trash the president but her teary declaration that “America was always great” put a fitting capper on the ghoulish weeklong funeral that was akin to how dead leaders are revered in communist and other totalitarian countries.
Trump played the punching bag in absentia and returned fire with the following taunting tweet:
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2018
But it was the New York Post that carried the day with an epic cover comparing Ms. McCain to the monster in the movie “The Meg” about a gigantic prehistoric shark.
The New York Post mocked Meghan McCain as “The Meg” on its Sunday cover after she used the opportunity of her father’s funeral to attack President Trump.
“The Meg” is a reference to a plus-sized shark in the late-summer hit movie The Meg, starring Jason Staham.
The New York Post cover is just one part of a brewing backlash against McCain and the overall funeral service for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), which turned into an unseemly partisan rally Saturday with speakers like former Presidents Barack Obama and even George W. Bush trashing President Trump, who Sen. McCain refused to invite to his own funeral.
Also not invited was former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, John McCain’s unfailingly loyal 2008 vice presidential running mate.
What made Saturday’s shocking display all the more crass was that Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared were invited to the funeral and were forced to sit there and be humiliated, which might have been the plan. The McCains are infamous for holding petty grudges.
In an obvious shot at Trump, Meghan McCain used her eulogy to describe the death of her father as 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.”
For good measure, she added, “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”
Wikipedia describes the Megalodon as:
Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon), meaning “big tooth”, is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 2.6 million years ago (mya), during the Early Miocene to the end of the Pliocene. It was formerly thought to belong to the family Lamnidae, making it closely related to the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). However presently there is near unanimous consensus that it belongs to the extinct family Otodontidae, which diverged from the ancestry of the great white shark during the Early Cretaceous. Its genus placement is still debated, authors placing it in either Carcharocles, Megaselachus, Otodus, or Procarcharodon.
Some have suggested that comparing the grieving Meghan to a monster movie creation is cruel and in poor taste but there was plenty of both to go around at McCain’s funeral and all of it was directed at the legitimately elected President of the United States.
She will be greeted with open arms by the Whoopipotamus and the other loudmouthed shark when she returns to “The View” and may even end up getting some support for her father’s open Senate seat.