John McCain's funeral service is planned for Washington’s National Cathedral. One source close to McCain told NBC News that eulogies will be read by former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
One face you are not likely to see there is President Trump and it's doubtful that Trump will lose any sleep over it.
“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here,” McCain said in an audio excerpt of his forthcoming memoir, The Restless Wave, as NPR reports. The senator is also the subject of a nearly two-hour HBO documentary.
Biden spent 90 minutes at the ailing senator’s Arizona ranch last Sunday.
“Here John knows he’s in a very, very, very precarious situation, and yet he’s still concerned about the state of the country,” Biden told the Times. “We talked about how our international reputation is being damaged and we talked about the need for people to stand up and speak out.”
In his book, McCain doesn’t pull any punches about Trump.
“He seems uninterested in the moral character of world leaders and their regimes,” he writes of the president, according to the Times, which obtained a copy of the book. “The appearance of toughness or a reality show facsimile of toughness seems to matter more than any of our values. Flattery secures his friendship, criticism his enmity.”
Ah, Songbird McCain preaching about moral character. The man who diverted cash away from veterans paychecks and into immigration measures in Afghanistan. The man who reportedly caused the 1967 USS Forrestal inferno that killed 134 sailors by engaging in a prank. The Judas behind a massive effort to hide the truth about the supposed return of ALL the POWs/MIAs from the Indochina regions, where more than 600 soldiers and airmen were left to die in prison camps or were summarily executed. It just goes on and on with this guy.
He will have some explaining to do, very soon.
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