Trump Reportedly Rejected White House Statement Praising Life Of John McCain

Trump Reportedly Rejected White House Statement Praising Life Of John McCain

Trump Reportedly Rejected White House Statement Praising Life Of John McCain

Just a day after announcing he would be discontinuing treatment for an aggressive brain cancer, Senator John McCain died at 81. He did, however, ask that Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies.

A wooden spike marks the spot, August 25, 2018 where Sen.

McCain will be buried on Sunday in a private ceremony at the US Naval Academy chapel.

He unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, then won it in 2008.

The maverick politician, who was a proponent of United States power, was taken prisoner of war in Vietnam but after his release helped secure the repatriation of the remains of missing-in-action soldiers.

Hanoi paid tribute Monday to former US Senator John McCain, a onetime foe who helped heal the wounds of the Vietnam War after spending years as a prisoner in the city. Instead, Trump expressed condolences to his family. The original statement was drafted before McCain died Saturday, and Sanders and others edited a final version this weekend that was ready for the president, the aides said. Our hearts and prayers are with you!"-but it's the Instagram version of that sentiment that's getting all the attention". Others have included 11 US presidents dating to Abraham Lincoln, including four who were assassinated; two vice presidents; six other members of Congress; three military leaders; and the unknown soldiers from World Wars I and II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Although the White House flags were briefly lowered on Saturday night, by Monday they returned to full staff.

The White House issued no formal statement over the weekend about McCain's death, though one was drafted, according to U.S. media.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the Ohio State of the State address in the Fritsche Theater at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, March 6, 2018.

President Donald Trump has long feuded with McCain, and is reportedly not invited to his funeral. Trump, when he returned to Washington, altered his stance, but nearly daily assails the investigation into the election interference. McCain had been an outspoken critic of Trump since his early campaign days, and things got especially nasty when President Bone Spurs famously commented that he "likes people who weren't captured". "But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake".

President Donald Trump rejected a White House statement mourning the loss of John McCain and praising the late senator and war hero, according to a report from The Washington Post.

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