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  • President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the
    family of Sen. John McCain in light of his death on
    Saturday.
  • McCain died at 4:28 p.m., one day after his family
    announced he would be discontinuing his brain cancer
    treatment.
  • Trump has been criticized for his feud with McCain,
    which started after he underplayed the senator’s renowned
    military service.

President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the family of
Sen. John McCain after his death on Saturday.

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

McCain died on Saturday afternoon, one day after his family
announced he would be discontinuing his brain cancer treatment.

“Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25,
2018,” a statement from McCain’s office said. “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.”

Trump has been criticized for his feud with McCain, which started
after he underplayed the senator’s renowned military service
during the 2016 presidential campaign. McCain, who served in the
Vietnam War, spent six years as a prisoner of war.

“He is a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said in 2015. “I like people
that weren’t captured, OK? I hate to tell you.”

The president continued to throw subtle jabs at McCain after he
voiced his opposition on matters of national security, healthcare, and immigration.

McCain reportedly disinvited to Trump
to his funeral, but encouraged former presidents to attend.

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