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Trump voted against releasing a statement calling John McCain a 'hero,' according to a new report

August 27, 2018 12:25 AM
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The President shot down aides’ suggestion that he put out a statement honoring John McCain in favor of tweeting a short message to the senator’s family, according to a Washington Post report.

The statement, which was reportedly edited by White House staffers including White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was drafted before McCain, 81, succumbed to brain cancer on Saturday. It allegedly referenced McCain’s military service in Vietnam and called him a “hero.” Trump — who got...

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