Trump, in a tweet on Saturday evening said: "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain". He also had surgery for an intestinal infection in April.
McCain made a decision to stop treatment for the brain cancer he had been battling for over a year, his family announced on Friday, precipitating a rare moment of bipartisan empathy for the Vietnam war hero. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. "At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years", a statement from his office on Saturday. John McCain's decades of service to his country in the hours after his death today.
Bush was among those expected to speak at McCain's funeral.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a very close friend of McCain at the senate, said: "America and Freedom have lost one of her greatest champions". I will remember the good times.
McCain was a U.S. Congressmen from 1983-1987, representing Arizona's first district, and was a Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death.
That could also give Republicans a slight edge in the battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in the weeks ahead because McCain had been too ill to cast any votes this year. McCain was a Captain in the U.S. Navy and saw active service during the Vietnam War, where he was held as a prisoner of war from October 1967 to March 1973, and was routinely tortured.
After McCain became the GOP nominee in 2008, he chose Palin as his running mate, an unconventional pick that underscored his "maverick" streak.
Defense Secretary James Mattis saluted McCain as a figure who "always put service to the nation before self", and "represented what he believed, that "a shared objective does not claim our identity - on the contrary - it enlarges your sense of self".
Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen.
Earlier this summer, McCain issued a blistering statement criticizing Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In September past year, Cayetano recalled his meeting with McCain at the Capitol Hill where they discussed the challenges confronting Manila and Washington, and how the partnership can be further strengthened to address nontraditional security concerns, such as drug trafficking and violent extremism.
Trump and McCain had a contentious relationship until the very end.
"Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018".
McCain had been away from the Senate floor since last December, remaining at his ranch home for treatment of glioblastoma - the same form of brain cancer that took the life of another Senate giant, Democrat Ted Kennedy, in 2009.