Friday, 16 November, 2018

Former Presidents Barack Obama & Bill Clinton Remember Senator John McCain

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Delia Stanley | 26 August, 2018, 09:02

The McCain family announced Friday in a statement that Sen.

McCain, who had been suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, died Saturday at the age of 81 at home in Arizona.

"Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018", his office said in a statement. on July 19, 2017, news broke that McCain had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 U.S. election and left Washington in December after serving six... Obama says despite their differences, they shared a "fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed". She defended him on her show, in interviews and on Twitter as President Donald Trump and his allies hurled insults at the senator over differing political views.

During a very emotional time, McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, took to social media to pay tribute to her father.

Months before his death, McCain reportedly asked his son-in-law Ben Domenech to "take care of Meghan". McCain had been a rare and outspoken Republican critic of Trump, accusing him of "naivete", "egotism" and of sympathizing with autocrats. John McCain following the senator's death. "And I've lost one of my dearest friends and mentor".

McCain, 81, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour, called a glioblastoma, in July past year, and made a decision to stop treatment on Friday.

He had spent more than three decades in the Senate, looming large in debates over war and peace and the moral direction of the nation.

McCain ran for president two times, in 2000 and 2008, securing the GOP nomination in the latter campaign and bringing Sarah Palin from relative obscurity into the national limelight.

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