Schedule Announced for Events Remembering John McCain

Hannah Rogers
August 27, 2018

In an op-ed article in the Washington Post, he called the president "impulsive" and "often poorly informed".

"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 past year on "60 Minutes".

The office of Barack and Michelle Obama released a statement on the death of Mr McCain, in which Mr Obama wrote that despite all their differences, they shared "a fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched and sacrificed".

Trump railed against McCain publicly over the vote, and McCain remarked that he no longer listened to what Trump had to say because "there's no point in it".

"Even now, for all the successes of NAFTA, we have to defend it without equivocation in political debate, because it is critical to the future of so many Canadian and American workers and businesses", he said.

But Trump has released a tweet of condolence. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

McCain will be missed "by all Americans who respect integrity and independence", Sanders said in a post on Twitter.

"Campaigning with John while he was running for president was like hanging out with John", said Ridge, describing McCain as quick-witted, charming and occasionally self-effacing. It's unclear at this time whether first lady Melania Trump will attend the memorial, but it should be well-attended by friends and loved ones from around the world.

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White House aides drafted a fulsome statement for President Donald Trump on the death of Sen.

"In an era filled with cynicism about national unity and public service, John McCain's life shone as a bright example". 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 U.S. leader a "morally bankrupt person" and accused him of "mocking and trolling" the national hero.

The president received backlash on the campaign trail after he said McCain, who was held captive as a prisoner of war for five years in Vietnam, was not a war hero.

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

"One of (McCain's) favorite writers was Hemingway, who said that courage is grace under pressure", Greenfield told MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

Earlier this summer, McCain issued a blistering statement criticising Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Critics on Saturday blasted for president for the seemingly superficial nature of his words for McCain.

McCain's popularity among Republicans has dropped as Trump has taken over the party. Many acknowledged that they didn't always see eye to eye with McCain but they never lost respect for him.

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