Trump rejected praise for McCain's heroism

John Mc Cain in 2010

John McCain, in a farewell message, urged Americans not to lose heart over politics, expressing optimism about the country's ability to overcome what ails it. Prominent private citizens can also be laid in the Rotunda, but they are lain in honor, not in state, as was the case with minister Billy Graham earlier this year.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump went against the advice of senior aides to issue an official White House statement praising McCain for his heroism and decades of service, telling aides he instead wanted to post a brief tweet.

Tributes paid to McCain in the United States by every significant political figure - bar one, the President - and by foreign leaders highlighted his character, his courage, his willingness to find common ground across the political aisle, and above all his desire to serve a cause greater than himself.

In Washington, McCain will lie in state Friday in the Capitol Rotunda with a formal ceremony and time for the public to pay respects. Trump had repeatedly declined to say anything nice about McCain, leaving him out of a speech this month commemorating the signing of a defense-spending bill with the senator's name on it.

The senator will be buried alongside his Naval Academy classmate and longtime friend Admiral Chuck Larson.

Doors will open at 8:15 a.m., and the service will start at 10:00 a.m. Tributes from various people, including former Vice President Joe Biden, former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, Arizona Cardinals player Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., and McCain's son and daughter will be read.

His family shared Friday that McCain wouldn't continue with treatment for his brain cancer, and the senator died the next day. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in English that McCain "was a true American hero".

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In 1989, McCain found himself in the middle of the Keating Five scandal, named after wealthy Phoenix businessman Charles Keating. He won that election as well, and he has been reelected to the Senate for five additional terms - most recently in 2016.


Finally, under pressure from veterans and members of Congress, Trump said in a statement later on Monday that he respected McCain's service to the nation and had ordered flags to half-staff.

Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen.

John McCain and President Donald Trump are not done with one another yet. "He devoted his entire life to his country".

Before heading to Washington D.C., U.S. Sen.

McCain also wrote that recent judicial reforms and proposed legislation to decriminalize certain corruption offenses raised: "troubling questions", about the commitment of the government to "hold high-level officials accountable". "It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom". "His significance went well beyond his own country".

His final memorial service, a private ceremony will take place at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. "Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., told CNN's "State of the Union."?And while he never made it to the presidency, in the Senate, he was the leader that would see a hot spot in the world and just say, we need to go there and stand up for that democracy".

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