First Lady Melania Trump Shares Simple Tribute to Late Senator John McCain

First Lady Melania Trump Shares Simple Tribute to Late Senator John McCain

First Lady Melania Trump Shares Simple Tribute to Late Senator John McCain

Trump has been extremely critical of McCain for years - claiming he should not be hailed as a hero because he was captured in battle during the Vietnam war.

While stressing McCain's contempt for President Donald Trump, the show predicted that U.S. 'attempts to restrain and isolate Russian Federation with harsh sanctions will continue - just now without John McCain'. The senator's wife, Cindy McCain, was viewed as a possibility, as was former Sen.

McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma in July of 2017, when he said that the prognosis was "very, very serious".

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

Short said he personally considers McCain "an American hero who served our country nobly". Sources close to McCain have said Trump would not be invited to the funeral. In statements on Twitter, first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence thanked and honored McCain's service and offered condolences.

A day after McCain died of brain cancer at 81, his family, friends and congressional and state leaders were working out details of the farewell to the decorated Vietnam War hero, prisoner of war and six-term senator.

Military Attache Ton Tuan from U.S. Embassy places incense while he pays respect in memory of the late U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the McCain Memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam August 27, 2018.

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Obama shared a message on behalf of his family, writing of the Republican senator, "John McCain and I were members of different generations, game from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics".

CNN has reported that McCain chose Barack Obama and George W. Bush-the two men who kept him from the White House-to eulogize him and didn't want the President to attend his funeral. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" he tweeted instead.

At the time of the infamous Access Hollywood tape leak - which recorded Trump boasting about grabbing women "by the p***y" - McCain said, "It's not pleasant for me to renounce the nominee of our party".

Rick Davis, a spokesman for the McCain family, said that the focus should be on remembering McCain's life and legacy.

Since December, he never returned to the Senate as he underwent treatment in Arizona, where he kept a low profile, issuing written statements on major news developments but offering the public few glimpses of his condition. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now slated to speak.

Plans taking shape called for McCain to lie in state Wednesday in the Arizona State Capitol on what would have been his 82nd birthday.

McCain and Trump never had an easy relationship.

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