Trump turned down statement for John McCain in favor of tweet

A Mc Cain staffer prepares to tweet an image out of United States Senator John Mc Cain and his wife Cindyas they ride the train to the Grand Canyon out of Williams Arizona Wednesday morning

Just a day after announcing he would be discontinuing treatment for an aggressive brain cancer, Senator John McCain died at 81.

Following the memorial service in Phoenix, McCain will be flown to Maryland's Joint Base Andrews, where he will be met by armed forces body bearers.

It will conclude almost a week of events honouring the man, whose body will lie in state on Wednesday in the Arizona State Capitol and on Friday in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, with a formal ceremony and time for the public to pay respects.

A wooden spike marks the spot, August 25, 2018 where Sen.

The son and grandson of Navy admirals, McCain was a former Navy pilot.

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.

US Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned presidential candidate has died. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" - but did not offer any words about the man himself. The White House also returned its flags to full-staff by Monday, ignoring tradition to keep flags at half-staff until the day of interment.

As he bid farewell to President Uhuru Kenyatta at the West Wing, the President again declined to answer when pitched a question on McCain. John McCain, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington.

US President Donald Trump, who clashed bitterly with McCain and in recent weeks had refused to mention him by name, tweeted a brief statement on Saturday. Trump, when he returned to Washington, altered his stance, but nearly daily assails the investigation into the election interference. Media reports, some of which included confirmation by multiple White House sources, said Trump is banned from attending the service. "But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake".

Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh writes in a condolence book near a portrait of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) about his death at the USA embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday. But Cindy McCain's politics are largely unknown.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at a separate service honoring the senator in Arizona. "The State of Israel salutes John McCain". Senator John McCain was an American hero and cherished member of The American Legion. "He devoted his entire life to his country". But as the President spent Sunday at his Virginia golf course, the statement never went out, the source said.

His public relationship with the Southeast Asian country began as a naval aviator during the Vietnam War, when his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi in 1967.

"Later on when he became a USA senator, he and Sen".

Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain listens as he is introduced at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., October 28, 2008.

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