Trump setup for morbid foul play as part of McCain's funeral plans?

Senator John McCain, 81 and battling brain cancer, has made clear he does not want President Donald Trump to attend his funeral, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

Over the weekend, McCain's family and close associates expressed his wishes not to have Trump at his funeral, which is planned to take place in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. McCain prefers to have Vice President Mike Pence come instead, The New York Times reported. Hatch goes on to say that after all "he's the president of the United States and he's a very good man".

The president "would be a very interesting speaker and would do a good job for John", Hatch said, adding that he hoped for McCain's recovery and return to the Senate.

The future funeral of GOP Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer previous year, has triggered a heated debate, as details of the ceremony were leaked.

As we hear of President Donald Trump's latest revelations regarding his medical history - at least as he writes it - we again ponder the so-called bone spurs in his feet that allowed him to avoid the Vietnam War draft.

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McCain announced last summer that he is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer - the same type that killed his friend, Sen.

"And - just - John McCain is here", Whoopi Goldberg said about the senior Arizona senator still being alive. Trump chastised McCain for being captured and tortured during the Vietnam War. "I like people who weren't captured".

Hatch's comments would represent the first criticism from a GOP colleague of McCain's reported decision to not have Trump attend his funeral. John McCain, was doing well.

Apparently, the feud between President Trump and Senator McCain, the Republican Party nominee for president in 2008, remains strong. "That's what I've been told", Hatch said, according to Politico.

"To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of worldwide leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other exhausted dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history", McCain said.

  • Adam Floyd