Sen. John McCain has died …
McCain started it by calling Trump supporters “crazies” in 2015
| Headline Health, Sat Aug 25 – Sen. John McCain has decided to end his cancer treatment, his family announced yesterday.
Three signs tell that a cancer patient that he or she has reached the point of choosing to end treatment.
- Your doctor does not think you will live for more than six months.
- There are no other treatments with more benefits than risks.
- You want to focus on quality of life for the time you have left.
Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology
The Washington Post
Bad blood between McCain and Trump lingers, even as the Arizona Republican nears the end
By Anne Gearan, Reporter and Josh Dawsey, White House reporter | August 25 at 6:00 AM
It got off to a bad start, and President Trump’s venomous relationship with Sen. John McCain probably won’t end well either.
The president was reportedly disinvited to McCain’s funeral months ago, after McCain’s battle with brain cancer took a turn for the worse.
Throughout McCain’s illness, Trump has continued to publicly snub him — including a recent appearance in which the president declined to say McCain’s name when signing a bill that was named for him. As of late Friday, Trump had said nothing about McCain’s medical decision.
Trump does not want to comment on McCain before he dies, White House officials said, and there was no effort to publish a statement Friday as many politicians released supportive comments on the ailing senator.
Their increasingly combative relationship has served as a metaphor of sorts for the Republican Party: the former Vietnam POW and “proud conservative” who fell short to Barack Obama in his run for president in 2008 versus the loud draft dodger who rapidly seized control of the GOP and White House eight years later.
McCain’s opening shot: Trump supporters are “crazies”
McCain rarely disguised his distaste for Trump as the real estate developer ran for president on a platform that included attacks on immigrants and U.S. allies.
In July 2015, after then-candidate Trump rallied an estimated 15,000 in Phoenix, McCain said Trump had “fired up the crazies” in his state. The battle was on.
By the end of that month, Trump had disparaged McCain’s Vietnam War service, saying McCain was “not a war hero” despite spending more than five years as a POW and enduring torture.
“He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said during a forum in Ames, Iowa …
As McCain spends his final days in Arizona, aides say, Trump is inclined to still say nothing at all. Read more at The Washington Post.