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Two funerals and a wedding: The shunning of Donald Trump

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain's decision to exclude President Donald Trump from his funeral is an extraordinary moment on its own, a posthumous rebuke from an American icon who regarded the presidency as sacred, and believed its current occupant defiles that office.

Yet Trump's exclusion from such high-profile events of mourning and celebration - where American presidents are typically counted on to stand in for an entire nation - is emerging as a pattern over his 19 months in office.

Trump, the outsider who rode the politics of grievance, resentment and insults to election, and into the Oval Office, is becoming for many a pariah president. To be unwelcome at funerals, cultural celebrations

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