McCain died Saturday afternoon at his ranch in Arizona, with his wife Cindy among those at his bedside.
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U.S. presidents past and present joined members of Congress from both parties and world leaders in mourning Sen. John McCain and praising him for a lifetime of service and accomplishments.McCain frequently battled with Donald Trump and his family has said he did not want the president to attend his funeral.Trump has tweeted his "deepest sympathies and respect" to McCain's family, although he added no words of praise for McCain himself.After gambling on political neophyte Sarah Palin as his running mate, McCain lost to Obama, who became the first black U.S. president.McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was a frequent critic and target of his fellow Republican Trump, who was elected president in November 2016 .McCain denounced Trump for, among other things, his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders the senator described as foreign "tyrants". After Trump became president, McCain blasted what he called the president's attempts to undermine the free press and rule of law and lamented the "half-baked, spurious nationalism" of the Trump era.
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