"It's atrocious", he told the Post.
But of course, Trump's reaction isn't very surprising. "I like people that weren't captured".
White House aides drafted a fulsome statement for President Donald Trump on the death of Sen.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walked through the Senate subway in July 2017.More news: US Senator John McCain dies from brain cancer aged 81
Despite his famous stubborn streak and occasional orneriness, McCain was widely admired on both sides of the aisle, and tributes poured in Friday after the family announced the treatment decision.
A number of pro-Trump politicians followed his example. Trump tweeted condolences to his family but made no reference to the Arizona senator. Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCain's support for the Jewish state "never wavered".
Speaking to the Economic Club of Canada months ahead of the election he would lose to Barack Obama, McCain lauded the pact for doubling cross-border trade, creating 25 million jobs in the US and four million in Canada.
"I've ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol and all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth in respect and memory of Senator John McCain until sunset, September 2", Northam tweeted Monday. As for the funeral, McCain deprived Trump of another opportunity to snub him, letting it be known in recent months that he doesn't want him there.
Critics on Saturday blasted for president for the seemingly superficial nature of his words for McCain.
"Melania arranged for some handsome white lilies and roses to be sent to Cindy McCain as soon as she learned the sad news of John's death, along with a card expressing her condolences".