Trump Was Predictably Petty Following The Death Of Senator John McCain

English teacher Derek Davis from the US places a US flag and flowers in memory of the late US Senator John Mc Cain at the Mc Cain Memorial in Hanoi

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

He wrote he'd asked Vice President Mike Pence to deliver remarks at a ceremony celebrating McCain's life in the US Capitol on Friday.

According to the Washington Post, an official statement praising McCain's heroism was drafted before he died.

In contrast, flags at both the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument remained at half-staff on Monday morning.

He will be buried beside his friend and fellow Naval Academy classmate Admiral Chuck Larson. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Davenport, Iowa.

Ward sparked criticism earlier Saturday when she suggested that a Friday statement issued by McCain's family about discontinuing treatment for his cancer was meant to hurt her campaign. That's because Team Trump chose to repeat those words verbatim using a typographic template superimposed over a photo not of the late senator, but of one Donald J. Trump.

The current president's likely absence could not be more conspicuous.

It was edited this past weekend upon McCain's death - but when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, chief of staff John F. Kelly and other senior White House aides advocated for its release, Trump said he'd rather stick to a brief Twitter post instead. Our hearts and prayers are with you!"-but it's the Instagram version of that sentiment that's getting all the attention".

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From the day the billionaire former reality TV star announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination with an attack on Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, Trump and McCain have been at bitter odds.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. If only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country we will get through these challenging times.

"It was never about telling war stories; it was always about 'how are you doing", said Thomas J. Lyons, a MassHousing official and South Boston native who served with the Marines in Vietnam, in a phone interview Monday.

"Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did", Obama, who bested McCain in the 2008 presidential election, said in a statement.

On Monday, Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh wrote in a condolence book at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, "It was he who took the lead in significantly healing the wounds of war, and normalizing and promoting the comprehensive Vietnam-U.S. partnership".

Rivera's suggestion was met with shock, accusations of stupidity, and a reminder that the chain of succession was largely left behind when the United States seized its independence from the United Kingdom, in favor of a little something called democracy.

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