Trump backers blast treatment of Ivanka and Jared at McCain’s memorial service

Some supporters of President Trump are speaking out about an alleged lack of regard given to Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner during Arizona Senator John McCain’s memorial service in D.C. on Saturday. 

According to Politico, there have been complaints about their seating position within the Washington National Cathedral, with former Trump aide Sam Nunberg saying, “It was a very nice gesture by Jared and Ivanka to attend. I find it contemptible that the McCain family couldn’t seat them in a better, more respectable section.” 

They were reportedly seated in a section with other members of the current administration including chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton as well as former White House officials like John Kerry who was Secretary of State under President Obama. 

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 1: Cindy McCain, wife of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., their daughter Meghan, sons Jimmy, a Marine, and Jack, a Naval officer, are seen as before the casket of the senator is brought into his funeral at the Washington National Cathedral on September 1, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 1: The casket of late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is brought is into the Washington National Cathedral for his funeral on September 1, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 1: Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and John Kerry, former senator and secretary of state, arrive for the funeral of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at the Washington National Cathedral on September 1, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 1: Roberta McCain, 106, the mother of of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks with former Vice President Joe Biden, before the senator's funeral at the Washington National Cathedral on September 1, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Honor Guards removes the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: The casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Honor Guards removes the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Honor Guards removes the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Honor Guards removes the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Honor Guards removes the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Honor Guards removes the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Honor Guards removes the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Former Senator Bill Bradley arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has his bag checked by security as he arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Jay Leno arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Honor Guards removes the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Honor Guards carry the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Honor Guards carry the casket of Senator John McCain arrives at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Meghan McCain, daughter of US Senator John McCain, speaks during a memorial service for her father at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan McCain, daughter of US Senator John McCain, speaks during a memorial service for her father at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
People attend a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US Senator Joe Lieberman speaks during a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US Senator Joe Lieberman speaks during a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: The casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain sits in the nave during the funeral service at the National Cathedral on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. The late senator died August 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
(L-R) Former US President Bill Clinton, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney and former US Vice President Al Gore attend a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Former senator Joe Lieberman speaks at the memorial service of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at National Cathedral in Washington, U.S., September 1, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge (2nd from L) and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) arrive at the Washington National Cathedral for the funeral service for the late Senator John McCain, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are set to deliver eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Former US President George W. Bush speaks during a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US President George W. Bush speaks during a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the funeral service for U.S. Sen. John McCain at the National Cathedral on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. The late senator died August 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Former US President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the memorial service of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at National Cathedral in Washington, U.S., September 1, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Photographer David Hume Kennerly works at the memorial service of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at National Cathedral in Washington, U.S., September 1, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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The Politico piece also states that “Trump’s allies groused about Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s presence at an event that portrayed the president in such a negative light, with one person calling their attendance a ‘huge mistake.’” 

In fact, their very presence was questioned given the lack of invitation extended to President Trump himself. 

However, the New York Times’ Katie Rogers shed some light on the situation, tweeting: “Ivanka Trump was asked to attend the funeral by @LindseyGrahamSC when they met on Capitol Hill earlier this week and she shared her condolences, per a White House official. Graham said it would be a nice gesture for Ivanka & Jared to attend, but cleared it w/ Cindy McCain first.” 

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