Washington — Two ex-presidents from opposing parties united on Saturday to honour US senator John McCain, in a momentous funeral that championed his aspirations of political comity but also rebuked the tribalism and division of President Donald Trump. As millions tuned in to the nationally televised memorial attended by the breadth of Washington power brokers, Trump himself was notably absent — leaving the capital to head to his golf club in Virginia just when eulogies to McCain were being delivered. While Republican George W Bush and Democrat Barack Obama offered subtle swipes at the commander-in-chief, McCain’s daughter Meghan used the words of Trump’s campaign slogan to deliver a searing, unmistakable rebuke. "The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great," she said, to extended applause. As Bush and Obama praised McCain for repeatedly placing country over party or self, the stunning contrast between the unifying ceremony under the...

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