Jake Tapper Congratulates and Thanks John McCain ‘Since President Trump Would Not Do It’
TAPPER: "That was President Trump just a few minutes ago thanking a laundry list of people before officially signing the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. One person who wasn’t on that list of people that he thanked? Outspoken Trump critic and the name sake of the bill, Senator John McCain. The decorated war hero, who was a prisoner of war. The bill the President signed, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. No mention of him by the President today. Today McCain took the high road issued a statement saying 'I’m humbled that my colleagues in Congress chose to designate this bill in my name.' One person who was clearly thinking of him in the ceremony, his wife Cindy McCain tweeting 'I’m so proud of Senator John McCain and his work on NDAA. Incredibly humbled.' And since President Trump would not do it, let us here on The Lead congratulate Senator John McCain and the family and thank him for his service to the country."