John McCain's Final Words and Parting Shot at Trump

28 August, 2018, 13:12 | Author: Jared Lewis
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"John McCain was one of them", the New York Democrat said in a statement Saturday night, just after McCain died, CBS News reports.

Senator McCain will lie in state at the Arizona state Capitol where the public can pay its respects.

During the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump mocked McCain's war service.

Following the service, a private burial ceremony will be celebrated at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery and Senator McCain will be laid to rest next to his Naval Academy classmate and lifelong friend, Adm. McCain was in the public eye for decades, and as such, most Americans were familiar with and had opinions of the Senator.

Obama, who ran against the Republican senator from the western state of Arizona in the 2008 presidential election and defeated him, noted how despite their different generations, backgrounds and politics, "we saw this country as a place where anything is possible". John McCain's death, President Donald Trump says he respects the senator's "service to our country" and has signed a proclamation to fly the USA flag at half-staff until his burial.

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Trump and McCain had a bitter relationship that lasted through McCain's final days. His wife, Cindy McCain, wrote on Twitter of his passing, "My heart is broken".

"Though he and Teddy had different political philosophies and were from different political parties, they both loved this country and loved each other". But evidence of Trump's feud with McCain remained.

Nicolle Wallace today was very critical of the way President Donald Trump reacted to the passing of Senator John McCain. But as the President spent Sunday at his Virginia golf course, the statement never went out, the source said. Trump had previously merely issued condolences to McCain's family via Twitter.

The White House lowered the flag to half-staff in honor of McCain.

Marc Short, the former White House Director of Legislative Affairs under President Donald Trump, said that the news media should blame itself for President Donald Trump not personally honoring the late Sen.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in English that McCain "was a true American hero".

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McCain's final words were called a "farewell statement" from the Senator. "He devoted his entire life to his country". "His significance went well beyond his own country".

We should never forget John Sidney McCain.

McCain was the son and grandson of admirals and followed them to the U.S. Naval Academy.

After being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer a year ago, McCain began planning his own funeral, which many expected to be as grand and prominent as his life.

McCain was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, and, after serving two terms, was elected to the U.S Senate in 1986.

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"We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe", Mr. McCain said.


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