"It was an honour to meet with Senator McCain on several occasions over recent years".
McCain, a giant of the Senate, died Saturday afternoon following a battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
McCain spent the a year ago undergoing cancer treatment, but his family said Friday that he would discontinue that treatment.
Mr McCain died on Saturday surrounded by his family, according to a short statement released by his office.
John Kerry, a former secretary of state and senator, who like McCain served in the war, said McCain "was an American original - guts, grit, and ultimately grace personified".
The Obamas shared their own lengthy message on Twitter too, praising his courage in both politics and the war, before sending their best wishes to Cindy and the rest of the senator's family. The senator repeatedly made clear that he saw Trump and his America First ideology as a departure from the values and traditions of global leadership that he saw epitomized in the United States.
"Sen McCain, thank you for your service", read a sign near the driveway of his home in a rural part of Sedona, Arizona, television footage showed, as a police escort accompanied the hearse that was to carry his body and local residents came bearing flowers for the late political titan. Never faltering, he went on to become the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services in 2015.
"A life lived embodying those truths casts a long, long shadow".
In a send-up of Barack Obama's expensive 30-minute campaign ad, which ran on several broadcast and cable networks, McCain and Fey's Palin talked up their potential administration (and some quality products) for the QVC audience. "Today I am praying for him and his family". Like his father and grandfather, John McCain served as US Navy fighter pilot and then as a lawmaker until his death.
The unsuccessful White House bids were only two moments in a long political career that began with his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, as the Arizona Republic reports.
Senator McCain's colleague John Kerry, the Democratic candidate for president in 2004, asked him to be his running mate - Senator McCain refused. Trump retorted that McCain was "not a war hero", adding: "I like people who weren't captured". He served our country and endured years as a POW after his plane was shot down in Vietnam.
Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush, remembered McCain as a courageous public servant.
Trump has frequently criticized McCain for voting against a 2017 plan in the Senate to replace the so-called Obamacare law. McCain was held in a prison camp where he said he was beaten every 2 or 3 hours by guards over the course of several days.
"On behalf of myself, Jill, and the entire Biden family, our sincerest condolences go out to Cindy, Doug, Andy, Sidney, Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, Bridget, and the entire McCain family".
McCain was taken prisoner and stayed in an infamous prison known as the "Hanoi Hilton".