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Trump at golf club as McCain is honored at National Cathedral

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 9/1/2018 Ryan W. Miller and Donovan Slack
Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump addresses his supporters at a campaign rally at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., on Aug. 30. © Denny Simmons, Evansville Courier & Press via AP President Donald Trump addresses his supporters at a campaign rally at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., on Aug. 30.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump went about his day like any other Saturday tweets and time at his golf club in Virginia, as John McCain was honored at the National Cathedral.

Trump got into his motorcade and left the White House around 10:30 a.m., wearing a white short-sleeved shirt and white MAGA hat. He arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Trump had no public events on his schedule, but he began the day with a series of tweets criticizing the Department of Justice and the FBI and threatening Canada.

"There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don’t make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out."

However, Trump's tweets made no mention of McCain, whose daughter took jabs at the president and his campaign motto.

"The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great," the late senator's daughter Meghan McCain said.

"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. "He was a great fire who burned bright. In the past few days my family and I have heard from so many of those Americans who stood in the warmth and light of his fire."

Trump, who had an ongoing feud with McCain and his family, was not invited to the senator's memorial services.

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