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 McCain’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.

{mosads}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 Trump 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.

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