Hatch On McCain Funeral Comments: 'I Shouldn't Have Said Anything'

Twitter erupts after Senator Mc Cain ‘disinvites’ Trump to his funeral

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"Well, he's the president of the United States and he's a very good man", Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Monday, explaining why he thinks Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) should change his mind and invite President Donald Trump to his funeral. John McCain, was doing well.

"I think John should have his own wishes fulfilled with regard to who attends the funeral", Hatch told CNN, but "I think it's ridiculous" not to have the president in attendance.

Looking ahead, McCain has now set up his funeral service, and a big entry in the checklist is to make sure that Trump is nowhere near his final resting place. Take many seats right now, and we're all doing good and hanging in. "I agree with the daughter", he said. "It means the world to me and my entire family", she wrote.

Rep. Gregory Meeks, who was also part of the panel, said that he expects nothing less from McCain, who he described as "honest" and the "opposite of Donald Trump". The media site also suggests that McCain has shown "wrath" for Trump in his up and coming memoir. "He's just making jokes, talking, standing, doing a great recovery, he has a great team around him".

A row over McCain not inviting Trump to his future funeral is gaining momentum, as more politicians, journalists and social media pundits join the debate around the senator, who's now fighting brain cancer.

Trump and McCain have repeatedly battled since the then-GOP presidential candidate in 2015 insulted the Arizona senator by saying he preferred war heroes who were not captured. Maybe I'll have another five years. Maybe I'll be gone before you read this.

The future funeral of GOP Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer past year, has triggered a heated debate, as details of the ceremony were leaked.

A spokesman for Hatch later told the website the lawmaker "spoke out of turn about Sen". The 84-year-old Hatch, who is retiring after his term expires next year, has been one of Trump's most fervent cheerleaders in the Senate.

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