Former US President Barack Obama has issued a statement on the passing of Senator John McCain, on August 25, 2018. It can be recalled that Sen. John McCain has strongly defended Obama during his campaign for the presidency in 2008.
Sen. John McCain has been a leading political figure in his 30 years in politics, as statesman and a war hero. Sen. John McCain was one of the leading voices in American politics as well.
This was posted on Obama’s Official Twitter Account.
Meanwhile, President Trumps reaction can be viewed on Newsweek. It’s somewhat different from Obama’s reaction.
Chuck Schumer expressed his desire to introduce a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office Building after the late Senator John McCain.
Reportedly, George Bush said on John McCain as reported by ABC News:
“A patriot of the highest order, a public servant of rarest courage. Few sacrificed more for, or contributed more to, the welfare of his fellow citizens — and indeed freedom-loving peoples around the world.”
Bill Clinton also expressed his thoughts on his official Twitter account saying:
“John McCain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our Constitution, and from his heroic service in the Navy to his 35 years in Congress, he lived by his creed every day.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated:
“Senator John McCain was an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions. Canadians join Americans tonight in celebrating his life and mourning his passing.”
President Trump, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama have all paid tribute to John McCain acknowledging his crucial role in US politics.
Even Actor Tom Hanks, has this to say:
Duty. Honor. Country. Our nation thanks you, John McCain. There has been no finer son of America… Hanx
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) August 26, 2018