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Remembering John McCain: ‘America came first with him at all times’

Remembering John McCain: ‘America came first with him at all times’”

Trump, who received serial deferments and did not serve in the military, said that McCain was "a war hero (only) because he was captured", adding: "I like people that weren't captured".

"I want, when I leave [to] just have a couple of people that stand up and say, 'This guy, he served his country, '" McCain told Leslie Stahl a year ago on "60 Minutes".

While Ducey has been elusive about who he's considering for McCain's successor, The Arizona Republic, reported possible appointments include McCain's wife, Cindy McCain-a philanthropist, businesswoman, and active supporter of her husband's career.

Earlier this month Trump did not utter McCain's name while signing a military spending bill named in his honor, and he said nothing when McCain announced he would stop treatment for his illness. Trump's tweet was fairly generic.

McCain was an elder statesman and self-styled political "maverick", admired in both parties for touting civility and compromise in an era of toxic partisanship. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" he tweeted Saturday. "He denies everything, but Melania isn't stupid, and she has a good grasp on what's reality and what's actual fake news".

Donald Trump has reportedly ordered his aides to scrap a eulogy in praise of John McCain, over a personal grudge the president had towards the Republican hawk, according to the Washington Post's report.

Current and former White House aides said Trump continually said McCain was "not a friend" and was out to undermine the administration's agenda, quarreling with other aides who were more supportive.

The president, who as a candidate in 2016 mocked McCain's capture in Vietnam, had jabbed at the ailing senator for voting against Republican efforts to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law. "Thank you Senator McCain for your service to the nation". Our country owes a lot to John McCain and we will greatly miss him.

Hillary Clinton also shared her deeply felt condolences to Mr McCain's family on Twitter, writing that the Senator had "lived a life of service to his country, from his heroism in the Navy to 35 years in Congress".

Senator John McCain's conservative politics mostly didn't conform to the largely progressive bent of MA voters.

U.S. Senator John McCain was a "symbol of his generation" who helped "heal the wounds of war" by pushing for diplomatic normalization of ties with Vietnam, the Southeast Asian country's foreign minister said on Monday.

"He was the most honest politician I think I've ever known", Roddey said.

McCain frequently criticized Trump for his behavior and policies, and dramatically cast the deciding vote to not repeal the Affordable Care Act past year, an act that drew a round of angry tweets from Trump.

Klobuchar says McCain was a mentor to so many Senators, and he taught them all how to work with leaders on the world stage.

In May, CNN reported McCain did not want Trump at his funeral.

Critics on Saturday blasted for president for the seemingly superficial nature of his words for McCain. "God bless John McCain".

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