Trump Reportedly Rejected White House Statement Praising Life Of John McCain

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McCain and Trump have been far from friends since 2015, when Trump said he felt that McCain wasn't a war hero because he liked "people who haven't been captured".

Phoenix: Much like the past year of his life, Senator John McCain's, final words were full of both subtle and not-so-subtle rebukes to President Donald Trump.

Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that McCain will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda, a rare honor that has been given to only a dozen former senators since the tradition began in 1852, according to the Architect of the Capitol.

McCain survived over five years in a Vietnam War prison camp, for which he received a Silver Star.

Hollywood Life said that Melania has pushed Donald Trump to express himself in a honest way about McCain's passing and to do something honorable for the family of a man who contributed so much to this country.

Marc Short, the former White House Director of Legislative Affairs under President Donald Trump, said that the news media should blame itself for President Donald Trump not personally honoring the late Sen.

In his final months, McCain did not go quietly, frequently jabbing at Trump and his policies from the remove of his Hidden Valley family retreat in Arizona.

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Funeral arrangements are being finalized for Senator John McCain who died Saturday at the age of 81.

Following the senator's death, Trump posted a tweet that offered his "deepest sympathies and respect" to McCain's family but made no mention of McCain's storied service in the military and in the Senate.

Arizona law requires only that Gov. Doug Ducey name a replacement who is a member of McCain's Republican Party and who will fill the seat until the next general election in 2020.

Instead of a Trump statement about McCain after his death, the White House posted tributes from numerous Trump officials praising McCain, who as the Republican nominee, lost the 2008 presidential election to Obama.

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. John McCain, saying the two maintained ties despite their political differences. "Honey and I send our prayers to Cindy and the entire McCain family". On the other hand, President Trump has routinely cozied up to Vladimir Putin and has been obsessed with building a wall between the United States and Mexico.

Trump also said that Chief of Staff John Kelly, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Adviser John Bolton will represent the White House at McCain's services. Trump is not expected to attend.

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