Celebrities remember John McCain with touching anecdotes

Desiree Steele
August 28, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump rejected the issuance of an official White House statement, which was praising McCain along with condolences, The Washington Post said citing anonymous officials.

In Washington, McCain will lie in state Friday in the Capitol Rotunda with a formal ceremony and time for the public to pay respects. Tickets are no longer available but the event will be livestreamed on McCain's website.

Flags at the U.S. Capitol, where he served two terms in the House and six terms in the Senate, remained at half staff on Monday morning.

While the political world processes the death of senator, two-time presidential candidate, and former prisoner of war John McCain, his family and friends remember his dedication to his country and life of servitude.

"Our hearts and prayers are going to the family of Senator John McCain. and we very much appreciate everything Senator McCain has done for our country", he told the religious leaders.

"If the president put out a flowery statement about John McCain's life, the media would criticize it and say it's not consistent with the other things he's said in the past, and it would become a story about the president", Short said during an appearance on CNN.

This is false. We found absolutely no corroboration for the claim that McCain said this of President Trump before his death on 25 August, and the source - "America Loves Donald Trump" - is a Facebook page run by political troll utilizing fabricated inflammatory memes presented as "satire".

McCain will lie in state in the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, the day McCain would have turned 82 years old, according to the state's governor, Doug Ducey.

After a day of ignoring shouted questions about McCain, Trump broke his silence during a gathering of evangelical leaders at the White House on Monday evening.

"John McCain had his office just right near mine in the Russell building", said Flake. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now slated to speak.

The top Senate leaders of both parties, Sen. "He was one of the most courageous men of the century". And Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, called McCain "a tireless fighter for a strong trans-Atlantic alliance".

"He was my friend and mentor", Brown said, "and I will never forget him".

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote that McCain was: "A true American hero".

Mr. Trump's initial silence about Mr. McCain underscored the isolation of the US leader and fueled criticism that he is incapable of bringing a divided nation together even as it mourns a man widely seen as an American hero and a political icon.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also offered condolences. "His statesmanship, courage, conviction and understanding of global affairs will be missed". In war and peace, John McCain dedicated himself to service and sacrifice for our country.

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