In May, CNN reported McCain did not want Trump at his funeral.
In Washington, flags on Capitol Hill and the White House were lowered to half-mast in his honor. John McCain is greeted by President Richard Nixon, left, in Washington, after McCain's release from a prisoner of war camp in North Vietnam. For the past year, McCain had been planning his funeral and was vehement that Trump not attend the services. "Not even close. It will go on for many years to come".
In a prepared speech that seemed directed at Mr Trump and his aides, Mr McCain denounced the "spurious nationalism" of people who "would rather find scapegoats than solve problems". John McCain stop in 2009 at Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, where McCain was shot down on October 26, 1967.
Obama who defeated McCain in 2008 presidential election, issued a statement shortly after news broke of his passing. The Republican senator, who reportedly survived several plane crashes as a naval bomber pilot as well as five-and-a-half years as a Vietnam prisoner of war, passed away just four days shy of his 82nd birthday. French President Emmanuel Macron called McCain "a true American hero".
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The Senate giant will be laid to rest next to his Naval Academy classmate and friend Admiral Chuck Larson, according to a schedule of events from his office.
Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCain's support for the Jewish state "never wavered".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Vietnam POW "showed us that boundless patriotism and self-sacrifice are not outdated concepts or clichés, but the building blocks of an extraordinary life". I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. As friends and colleagues visited him in his Arizona home, he requested speeches from the two former presidents.
"As you go through life, you meet few truly great people", Schumer said in a statement.
"Maybe most of all, he was a truth teller - never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare".