Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

WASHINGTON (AP) — American political leaders of both parties are paying tribute and offering prayers for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, but President Donald Trump has so far been silent.

Neither the White House nor the president has yet spoken out after McCain’s family announced Friday that the former prisoner of war and longtime public servant would no longer seek medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are praising McCain and offering prayers for his family, as is Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee.

Trump has publicly clashed with McCain since the beginning of his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump declared in 2015 that McCain wasn’t a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam, and has been critical of McCain’s hawkish foreign policy views. At his rallies, Trump continues to bring up the lawmaker’s decisive 2017 no-vote on the GOP’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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2 comments

  • Not racist, not violent, but no longer silent

    Well Trump is kind of a dick – but he’s our dick. John McCain is a RINO and a dick also… So 2 guys who don’t like each other being buddies as one of them is dying? Probably not going to happen…

  • Unity

    Well this being an Associated Press feed, which now a days, means “Against the President”
    Is just another hatchet job on President Trump, so mostly just trash.
    I saw the statement, I thought it was fitting, from both The President, and The First Lady. After all, the man did everything he could to hinder The President, how was his political opponent.