Tributes pour in after death of USA senator John McCain

Tributes pour in after death of USA senator John McCain

Kerry Wise
August 28, 2018

He will then lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, followed by a national memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington.

A wooden spike marks the spot, August 25, 2018 where Sen. A pilot, he was shot down over Vietnam and held as a prisoner of war for more than five years.

Fox News analyst Brit Hume is not happy with Donald Trump's tweet which offered condolences for the loss of Arizona Senator John McCain.

But Trump told aides he wanted to post a brief tweet instead, and the statement praising McCain's life was not released.

"My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".

Earlier this summer, McCain issued a blistering statement criticising Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The White House also lowered its flag to half-staff on Sunday night in light of the news.

McCain 'firmly supported all the military operations and wars that America unleashed - Kosovo, Iraq, Libya - if he had not twice lost presidential campaigns, everything could have been even more catastrophic, ' it reported.

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An American flag above the White House flies at full-staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Washington, DC. Trump, when he returned to Washington, altered his stance, but nearly daily assails the investigation into the election interference.

"It's atrocious", Mark Corallo, former spokesman for the president's legal team, said of Trump's message. "But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake". McCain rose above politics and represented his values.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at a separate service honoring the senator in Arizona. John McCain, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Anthem, Ariz.

Ivanka Trump just broke in a big way from her father, calling John McCain a "true hero", adding that he served with distinction for more than six decades. "He devoted his entire life to his country. There really is no room in the McCain family to focus on anything today but him", Davis said at a press conference Monday. "At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years".

He also cultivated a reputation as an independent willing to work with Democrats on immigration and campaign finance, and was a fierce critic of Russian Federation and a strong proponent of an aggressive US role against the Islamic State extremist group.

Senator John McCain's allies and political foes have rallied in a rare show of unity in offering condolences on the death of the Vietnam war hero.

Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the Senate's global affairs committee, wrote on Facebook that McCain's "only ideology" was 'protect your own and beat up the others'.