John McCain: Tributes as Vietnam veteran and six-term senator dies at 81
August 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Tributes from former US presidents and across the political spectrum have poured in for Republican Senator John McCain, who has died aged 81.
Barack Obama, who beat him to the White House in 2008, said they had shared a “fidelity to something higher”.
George W Bush described him as “a patriot of the highest order”.
President Donald Trump, whom McCain had strongly criticised, tweeted his “deepest sympathies” to McCain’s family but did not comment on his life.