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How John McCain reached across the aisle and promoted bipartisanship

Trump noted the senator's death in a tweet Saturday: "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".

Another source familiar with the matter also confirmed to CNN that there had been plans to go further than just the Twitter post released by the President.

But in one last display of bipartisanship, McCain selected both Obama and George W Bush to read eulogies at his service.

Obama said they "saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world". "We'll set a new standard for transparency and accountability with hard work, strong faith and a little courage", McCain said.

'To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of worldwide leadership and our duty to remain "the last best hope of Earth" for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems, is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other exhausted dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history, ' he said a year ago in Philadelphia. And for that, we are all in his debt.

"I like people that weren't captured", Trump said.

With the news that Arizona Senator John McCain has passed away due to complications from brain cancer, the speculation over who will succeed him in the position he has held since 1987 has begun in earnest.

A statement from Ducey's office said that "now is a time for remembering and honoring a consequential life". As the New York Times accused the president of failure to award a "cursory public show of respect for John McCain", Twitter users called the United States leader a "morally bankrupt person" and accused him of "mocking and trolling" the national hero. He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country. "When I first met him, he was pretty intimidating and chairman of the Armed Services Committee, two-time presidential candidate, a global leading figure, and he could be gruff, and he put me through my paces, but once you demonstrated to him you would stand up for your own principles and push back and debate with him, he was a remarkable friend and great mentor". It was an honor for me to serve with him in the U.S. Senate, where he was a leader on defense and security issues. For the past year, McCain had been planning his funeral and was vehement that Trump not attend the services.

When Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in June 2015, suggesting that many Mexican immigrants were criminals and "rapists", McCain denounced him for using language that "fired up the crazies".

One of her rivals, former state senator Kelli Ward, ran against McCain in the 2016 GOP primary.

American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris remembered McCain as a "statesman and a national treasure - and an avid supporter of Israel, an ally he first visited almost 40 years ago". In part because of this, the tributes in response to his death have come from across the political landscape. "The memory of John McCain will remain in our hearts forever".



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