John McCain Dies at 81

John McCain Dies at 81

John McCain Dies at 81

Lyons said he met McCain one other time at an event in Washington DC to commemorate a book about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the capitol.

"At that time I liked him personally for his toughness and strong stance", he told the newspaper Vietnam News, published by the official Vietnam News Agency. John McCain later this week, a family spokesman said Monday.

I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning.

Instead, both the president and vice-president offered their condolences to the senator's family via Twitter.

"Like most people, I have regrets", he added. But unfortunately, after years of sacrifice and service to his country, McCain did not get his proper due from the highest office in the United States of America, sitting President Donald Trump. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe", McCain wrote in his statement that was dictated in his last few days, which was delivered on August 27 by his longtime friend and former campaign manager Rick Davis.

The flags had been raised to full staff earlier Monday, after being lowered for only a few days to mark the death of McCain.

McCain denounced him for using language that "fired up the crazies", while Trump said McCain was a "dummy" who had barely managed to graduate from the US Naval Academy.

First lady Melania Trump tweeted thanks to McCain for his service to the country. Trump tweeted condolences to his family but made no reference to the Arizona senator. There, Vice President Pence, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, and minority leader Chuck Schumer will all lay wreaths, and Davis said, members of the public "will be encouraged to view John". Before his death, he had requested that former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush speak at his services, according to CBS News.

McCain frequently criticized Trump for his behavior and policies, and dramatically cast the deciding vote to not repeal the Affordable Care Act a year ago, an act that drew a round of angry tweets from Trump.

The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican. "But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed".

He asked Lyons when he had served, and Lyons informed McCain that he had completed a tour in Vietnam.

As he bid farewell to President Uhuru Kenyatta at the West Wing, the President again declined to answer when pitched a question on McCain.

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