Just In: Trump Breaks His Silence on Death of John McCain


President Trump and Sen. John McCain were bitter rivals till the very end.

On Saturday night, McCain succumbed in his battle with brain cancer, and it didn’t take long for Trump to react (via Twitter, of course) to the former presidential candidate’s death.

Wrote Trump:

“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!”

What was interesting about Trump’s reaction is that he didn’t bother to walk back any of his criticism of McCain, even his sometimes overly-harsh rhetoric, for instance when he mocked the senator’s being captured and held as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam.

And that’s what’s great about American democracy.

Trump vehemently opposed many of McCain’s policies, and didn’t like him much as a person. And the same was true of McCain vis-a-vis Trump. But that doesn’t mean the president didn’t respect McCain for his various degrees of service to this nation. We need both sides for this democracy to work.


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