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President Trump scrapped official statement praising Sen. John McCain

President Trump scrapped official statement praising Sen. John McCain

John McCain - the kind words offered by many longtime political opponents, and the recounting of his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Americans are mourning late Sen.

A day after McCain died of brain cancer at 81, his family, friends and congressional and state leaders were working out details of the farewell to the decorated Vietnam War hero, prisoner of war and six-term senator.

Speaking to reporters after writing in a book of condolences, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink said McCain was "a great leader and real hero" who helped normalize relations between the former enemies.

Reflecting on the life of the senator and former presidential candidate, MacKay said he considers knowing McCain one of the greatest honours of his life. McCain responded: 'He served his country, and not always right - he made a lot of mistakes, made a lot of errors - but served his country, and I hope we could add, honorably.' There is no doubt that Sen.

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McCain was a frequent critic of Trump on everything from his leadership style to his Russian Federation policy.

All you need to know is that virtually everyone who counts in this administration-Pence, Pompeo, Nielsen, Mattis, Bolton, DeVos, Conway, Sanders, among others-posted statements of praise to McCain by sunset.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at a funeral performed in Arizona before the Senator's body is moved to Washington to lie in state in the Capitol rotunda.

In Charlotte, one veteran is sharing stories of his time spent with McCain.

Nor did it comment at all on McCain's outstanding bravery and patriotism over the course of his fascinating and full life - one in which he dedicated literally decades of his life to the service of this country.

"Sorry he didn't go all the way, but he's a good man and he puts country first over everything", Wheat said. People close to McCain and the White House said the family had requested that Trump stay away from the week's services and ceremonies, which will culminate with McCain's burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He went on to win a seat in the House and in 1986, the Senate, where he served for the rest of his life.