McCain family lets White House know Trump not welcome at eventual memorial for ailing senator: report
Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The abrasive personality of President Donald Trump has resulted in the leader of the free world being denied yet another invitation to a major unifying event.


The traditional political rule that politics is left at the door of funerals and weddings no longer applies in the Trump era.

On Saturday, The New York Times reported that the White House had been informed that President Trump would not be welcome at the anticipated funeral for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who has been battling brain cancer.

"His intimates have informed the White House that their current plan for his funeral is for Vice President Mike Pence to attend the service to be held in Washington’s National Cathedral but not President Trump, with whom Mr. McCain has had a rocky relationship," The Times explained.

This has been a pattern for the embattled White House.

In April, President Trump was not welcome at the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who was "repelled" by the 45th president. Trump instead spent the day of the service golfing and tweeting.

In December, it was reported that UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government was worried about negative reactions when Trump would not be invited to the upcoming nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.