Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

'Not blood and soil': McCain's farewell message to Americans criticizes Trump

'Not blood and soil': McCain's farewell message to Americans criticizes Trump

As a Navy flyer he almost died twice in the line of duty, not including his time at the hands of his torturers in a North Vietnamese prison camp or the more than 20 daring bombing missions he flew in during the Vietnam War.

Obama said that few have been tested or required to show courage the way McCain had been - alluding to his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

"He really was nearly dead when he got to North Vietnam and he got to his cell and they beat the living daylight out of him", Galanti said. "I'm not somebody who's programmed with talking points", Ward said.

On Sunday, he emphasized that the building would be better named to honor McCain, as the late Arizona senator was an "antidote when he saw bigotry".

Throughout the weekend, Arizona politicos across all levels of government offered remembrances of McCain. "And while he never made it to the presidency, in the Senate, he was the leader that would see a hot spot in the world and just say, we need to go there and stand up for that democracy".

While tributes have poured in highlighting the Arizona Republican's lifetime of service, Mr Trump issued a single, terse tweet on Saturday that sent his "deepest sympathies and respect" to the bereaved family, without any words for Mr McCain himself. To be connected to America's causes - liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people - brings happiness more sublime than life's fleeting pleasures. He was good friends with the late Sen. Marilyn Jarrett in 2006, and Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, who was a resident of Tucson, in 1980.

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The service will take place at the North Phoenix Baptist Church at 10 a.m.

The family of Mr McCain, who fought in Vietnam and was a prominent critic of the Trump administration, has requested that the president stays away from the funeral. It will begin at approximately 10 a.m. PT. The death of a vice president, chief justice, former chief justice or House speaker merits 10 days, and for a president or former president, the flag flies at half-staff for 30 days. Upon arrival, McCain will be received by armed forces body bearers.

"Well, he's the President of the United States". His record of service to our country is a testament to a great man. The last lawmaker to receive this honor was Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye, president pro tem of the Senate, who died in office in December 2012.

On Saturday, a mass of mourners will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington to attend McCain's memorial service. Davis said, declining to reiterate what has already been reported about the McCain family's wishes.

Of course, there are a lot of layers to McCain's last dig aimed at Trump - McCain had been a disciple of Ronald Reagan, who infamously urged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall and was invested in winning the Cold War against Russian Federation. McCain's funeral is scheduled for Sunday.

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