Trump Approved Air Force 2 To Transport McCain Casket, Gets Ripped Despite Fulfilling McCain Family Request Mike Vance September 3, 2018 News Air Force 2 was approved by President Trump to fly Senator John McCain's casket to Washington D.C. This was done at the request of the McCain family. Despite the actual McCain family requesting this, Trump was still bashed by the DC elitists. This is more proof that there is nothing President Trump can do to make these people happen. Per TMZ: The late Arizona senator’s casket was loaded onto one of the jets known as Air Force 2 — which is often designated for the VP or First Lady’s travel. As you know, 45 will not be attending McCain’s service in D.C. … reportedly because McCain wanted it that way. Still, Trump announced earlier this week he had greenlit military transport for McCain, saying, “At the request of the McCain family, I have also authorized military transportation of Senator McCain’s remains from Arizona to Washington, D.C., military pallbearers and band support, and a horse and caisson transport during the service at the United States Naval Academy.” On Saturday, McCain's funeral turned into a Trump-bashing session. From Barack Obama to George W. Bush to Meghan McCain, each of them took shots at President Trump. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were in attendance. What an embarrassing moment for them and it showed. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in attendance at the memorial service for the longtime senator and war hero John McCain. https://t.co/qPSvgqoVGb pic.twitter.com/HtOAcj5Txf — ABC News (@ABC) September 1, 2018 President Trump did not attend the funeral because he was barred from going by John McCain himself. Instead of going to the funeral, Trump went golfing Saturday. The media did not waste this opportunity to attack President Trump. Instead of focusing on the life of John McCain, the people at the funeral went the low-class route of bashing President Trump.