Sarah Palin: 'I was kind of surprised to be publicly disinvited' to McCain's funeral

Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said not being invited to Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainAsian American voters could make a difference in 2020 Budowsky: Trump October surprise could devastate GOP The Memo: Biden seeks to peel older voters from Trump MORE’s (R-Ariz.) funeral was a "gut punch."

Palin, who was McCain’s running mate for his 2008 presidential campaign, told “Good Morning Britain” she was “kind of surprised to be publicly disinvited” from the August 2018 funeral.

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Palin, who is also a former Republican governor of Alaska, said in addition to her, there were “good people in our campaign back in 2008 who were very, very loyal to Sen. McCain” who were not invited, saying McCain’s family “didn’t have to embarrass me and embarrass others.”

Palin’s remarks come weeks after President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE spent multiple days berating the late senator, calling him “horrible” and bemoaning the lack of a “thank you” for giving McCain’s family “the kind of funeral he wanted.”

The Washington National Cathedral, where the funeral was held, put out a statement denying it required Trump’s approval for the event.

“All funerals and memorial services at the Cathedral are organized by the family of the deceased; only a state funeral for a former president involves consultation with government officials," a cathedral spokesperson told The Hill in March.