Ailing McCain organises own funeral, bars Donald Trump

  • Ailing McCain organises own funeral, bars Donald Trump

Ailing McCain organises own funeral, bars Donald Trump

A source close to the former Republican presidential candidate confirmed to the outlet that the White House has reportedly been told that Vice President Mike Pence should attend any future funeral services instead of Trump.

In an interview with The New York Times, Biden disclosed what he and McCain had discussed about during his visit, stating that "we talked about how our worldwide reputation is being damaged and we talked about the need for people to stand up and speak out".

McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer previous year and is at home in Arizona recovering from side effects associated with his treatment. McCain was diagnosed 10 months ago; the median survival rate is 14 months. While McCain had hoped to return to the Senate, where he's served since 1987, he has been unable to do so after cancer treatment and surgery for an intestinal infection last month.

McCain left Washington in December and hasn't yet been able to return.

In an audio clip from his forthcoming memoir, "The Restless Wave", McCain says his illness is "unpredictable". I can speak my mind without fearing the consequences much. McCain says his advisers warned him that Lieberman, a former Democrat who caucused with other Democrats and supported abortion rights, could ruin his chances. "Maybe I'll be gone before you hear this" Can charisma carry Beto O'Rourke in reliably red Texas? There's been no information on songs, inspirational poems, or even Bible verses that McCain would like for his funeral, no, just that he doesn't want Donald Trump in attendance.

McCain has been visited at his northern Arizona home in recent days by former Vice President Joe Biden, a friend for more than 40 years, and former Democratic Sen. The "Maverick", as he is known in some circles, wishes that he chose his friend and independent Joe Lieberman.

According to the NYT report, McCain also expressed regret for picking Alaskan governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate in 2008. According to McCain, President Putin damaged Hillary Clinton's campaign and encouraged U.S. government dysfunction and "sees evidence of his success every day in our polarization and gridlock".

McCain's "rocky relationship" with Trump famously began early in the 2016 GOP primary, when then candidate Trump said McCain was "not a war hero" in response to a disparaging remark the senator made about Trump's supporters. "He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured", Trump told an Iowa crowd.