John McCain’s Farewell Statement Stresses National Unity & Personal Patriotism

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In contrast, pro-Kremlin media went all-out to condemn Mr McCain, calling him Washington's "chief Russophobe".

At the time of the infamous Access Hollywood tape leak - which recorded Trump boasting about grabbing women "by the p***y" - McCain said, "It's not pleasant for me to renounce the nominee of our party". He eventually signed a statement he would forever regret: a "confession" admitting to "crimes against the Vietnamese country and people". I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life.

"I owe that satisfaction to the love of my family". Sarah Sanders didn't give a definitive answer about whether or not Trump will attend McCain's funeral, which many are taking to be a big "no".

John McCain emphasized the importance of unity among Americans and urged the country to not "despair of our present difficulties" in a farewell message prepared before his death. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. McCain had been an outspoken critic of Trump since his early campaign days, and things got especially nasty when President Bone Spurs famously commented that he "likes people who weren't captured".

Additionally the flag at the White House was at full staff on Monday after being half staff on Sunday.

Trump and McCain clashed nearly from the moment Trump entered the 2016 presidential contest.

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Over the weekend, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, ordered the Maryland state flag to be lowered to half-staff in honor of McCain until his burial on Sunday.

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. A statement from Trump on McCain was issued via Twitter once news broke.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this report stated that under "standard procedure", the US flag remains at half-staff until after a senator's burial.

Tributes have been paid in Vietnam to John McCain, the American senator and former navy pilot shot down over Hanoi during the USA war with the southeast Asian nation.

John McCain will be memorialized by past presidents and Senate colleagues from both political parties in Arizona and Washington D.C this week. Not to mention, McCain wrote an August 2017 op-ed condemning the president for having "no experience of public office" and being "often poorly informed" and "impulsive in his speech and conduct". This is not an argument for or against John McCain's legacy as a "war hero", his impact as a politician who voted to stop the Obamacare repeal and against MLK Day and same-sex marriage, or about him saying "No, ma'am".

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