US President Donald Trump remained silent for most of Monday about Sen. John McCain’s death. Later day he issued statement as following: “Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country,” Trump wrote in the four-paragraph statement, which dealt mainly in the logistical details he’d approved for the week-long remembrance ceremonies.
Later, while meeting with evangelical leaders in the State Dining Room, Trump said in prepared remarks, “Our hearts and prayers are going to the family of Senator John McCain. There’s going to be a lot of activity over the next number of days. And we very much appreciate everything that Senator McCain has done for our country.”
Press secretary Sarah Sanders was heavily involved in the discussions and helped develop the statement Trump released.
Sarah Sander was involved for written statement that Trump relasted. When Sarah ask about it says that it was the “President’s decision to do and the statement speaks for itself.”
When reporters repeatedly asked President Trump if he had any comments about John McCain after the senator’s death, Trump responded with silence. Later, Trump issued a statement of praise for McCain. https://t.co/baqO7YVbXI pic.twitter.com/YG2jZTPYW1
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