Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) closest friends have reportedly notified the White House that President Trump won’t be invited to his funeral. Sources cited by The New York Times on Saturday said Vice President Mike Pence will instead be asked to attend the service at Washington’s National Cathedral. It wasn’t immediately clear whether McCain himself had requested that Trump not be invited, but the president has repeatedly publicly attacked the state senator after he tanked a GOP Obamacare repeal bill last fall. McCain, 81, has reportedly been receiving a constant stream of visitors at his Arizona ranch, where he is recovering from the side effects of treatment for a terminal form of brain cancer. While the former U.S. Navy fighter pilot has not yet called it quits in the face of his grim diagnosis, he is said to have grown reflective and nostalgic as he shares stories with old friends.
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