Trump Was Predictably Petty Following The Death Of Senator John McCain

Trump Was Predictably Petty Following The Death Of Senator John McCain

Trump Was Predictably Petty Following The Death Of Senator John McCain

A motorcade will bring McCain from the capitol to the church, and former Vice President Joe Biden will reportedly pay tribute to his longtime colleague and sometimes rival. After that service, he will be taken to Washington on Thursday, and will lie in state in the Capitol on Friday, according to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. On Saturday, a procession will pass the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and arrive for a funeral at Washington National Cathedral.

Obama and George W. Bush will be giving eulogies at McCain's funeral.

He will be buried beside his friend and fellow Naval Academy classmate Admiral Chuck Larson. But in a state with a deeply divided Republican Party, where McCain was a towering but divisive figure, the choice is far more complicated. This is not an argument for or against John McCain's legacy as a "war hero", his impact as a politician who voted to stop the Obamacare repeal and against MLK Day and same-sex marriage, or about him saying "No, ma'am".

The death of Senator McCain on Saturday was the last of such wars.

Senator McCain died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. We know that his flame lives on, in each of us.

"Condolences to senator and war veteran John McCain, who greatly contributed to the normalization of Vietnam-U.S. relations", said one message in Vietnamese that was left at the sculpture and attached to a bouquet of flowers on Monday. Our hearts and prayers are with you!"-but it's the Instagram version of that sentiment that's getting all the attention".

Instead of the official statement, Mr. Trump tweeted his condolences.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Both Vietnamese people and USA citizens in Hanoi have flocked to the grey, concrete monument to offer flowers, incense, flags and other tributes to McCain.

'McCain became the chief symbol of Russophobia, ' Rossiya 1 television said, adding that he 'couldn't stand Russia's independent foreign policy'.

In the statement, McCain reflected on the privilege of serving his country and said he tried to do so honorably. "At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years", the statement said.

Ducey did not plan to announce his selection of a Senate successor to McCain until after McCain's burial.

Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags lowered to half-staff over the weekend.

Before the flag was lowered again, the American Legion issued a statement urging the president to do so in keeping with "long-established protocol".

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.

Rick Davis, former presidential campaign manager for McCain who is serving as a family spokesman, read the farewell message at a press briefing in Phoenix. "He devoted his entire life to his country".

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