John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

Posted August 28, 2018

Last year, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious.In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. "John McCain, a true friend of the Philippines and one of our champions in the United States Congress", Cayetano said in a statement. "I lived and died a proud American", McCain wrote.

Mr McCain, a senator from Arizona, announced he had gioblastoma condition in July 2017, leading many to fear that he would not be around for much longer.

The maverick politician, who was a proponent of USA power, was taken prisoner of war in Vietnam but after his release helped secure the repatriation of the remains of missing-in-action soldiers. This is about the President of the United States, a man who once said "I like people that weren't captured" in regard to McCain's past experience as a prisoner of war, having an ego so enormous he can't perform simple professionalism.

Two Republicans also told the Times that former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been asked to give eulogies at McCain's funeral.

Bush also released a statement on Mr McCain's passing, writing how hard it is to imagine that such a vivid life has ended.

Trump tweeted (and Instagrammed) the following message about the Arizona senator on Saturday: "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".

More John McCain disrespect from Donald Trump - who refused to even acknowledge the late senator in front of reporters Monday at the White House.

Then-GOP presidential hopeful John McCain (R-Ariz.), left, huddles with Rick Davis, who was his campaign manager at the time, on February 6, 2008. She added, "Thank you for all your continued support and prayers".

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko issued a message of condolences, but none was forthcoming from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Presidential spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders called McCain "an American hero" but declined to address the reported ban or say if Trump planned any further remembrances.

McCain will lie in state at the Arizona state capitol on Wednesday, followed by a memorial service in Phoenix on Thursday.

In contrast, pro-Kremlin media went all-out to condemn Mr McCain, calling him Washington's "chief Russophobe".

While the senator stuck by the party's 2016 presidential nominee, Trump, at times seemingly through gritted teeth - until the release a month before the election of a lewd audio in which Trump said he could kiss and grab women.

Vice-President Mike Pence will reportedly attend on behalf of the Trump administration.