'Clearly they had a contentious relationship. "Let's focus on the man and what he did, and his life - but the media seems to have this fascination to try to use the death of John McCain to further betlittle and beat up Donald Trump". "John McCain", Trump said during an event at the White House.
"He's had it before, I was always hoping with time maybe things would change but we never got there", Graham added. He still refuses to call McCain a war hero.
On Twitter, Fitzgerald posted a picture of himself and McCain in Washington, D.C., looking over the National Mall toward the Washington Monument.
"I learned how to fight", Graham said. 'The flag is down'.
Additionally, Trump offered praise of the late senator during a dinner with evangelical leaders at the White House on Monday evening.
"The tragedy of his passing is that we need men like John McCain now more than ever before", he said.
The American flag flies at half-staff over the Russell Senate Office Building in honor of Sen.
President Donald Trump's mixed reaction to Senator John McCain's death fuelled a heated CNN debate on Monday night.
McCain stressed on the importance of unity in his farewell message to the country, read out by a family spokesperson on Monday.
His words of patriotism, gratitude and love of country also contained a rebuke to th president.
"We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe", McCain said.
Trump wants to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
McCain died on Saturday after battling brain cancer.
However, Vice President Mike Pence is set to speak at a ceremony honoring Mr. McCain at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
McCain will be buried Sunday at his college alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
McCain's death could give Trump even greater leverage over a rightward-tilting Republican party as he fights for his political life against the Russian Federation meddling and obstruction investigations. The Olympic Games would have been an "embarrassment" without McCain's help, he said. "To my friends on the other side, as long as I'm here, I'm going to remember that you have to get something, too". They choose to focus on that'. John McCain (R-AZ), gave an emotional speech celebrating McCain on the Senate floor Tuesday.