Obama tweets on ailing McCain and Americans now want him back as president
A tweet by former United States President Barack Obama after news that Senator John McCain had been diagnosed with brain cancer has prompted an unexpected response from Americans.
Mr Obama hailed the Republican Senator of Arizona, who is a Vietnam War veteran, as one of the most courageous fighters he had ever met.
“John McCain is an American hero and one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John,” he wrote.
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
Reports said that McCain’s tumour was found after the former presidential candidate, who Obama defeated in the 2008 election, underwent a minor procedure last week to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.
There has been a public outpouring of grief since McCain’s illness was announced on Wednesday. President Donald Trump, former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush have all shown support for the ailing McCain.
Here are a few of the messages that Obama and McCain received across the globe:
A president’s tweet that is grammatically correct, compassionate, and makes sense 🙂 Boy do I miss these!
— lacetothetop (@lacetothetop) July 21, 2017
Damnit I miss you man 🙁
— Ryland Blackinton (@RyBlackinton) July 21, 2017
I miss you my President Obama and you will always be my president and Mitchell will always be my first lady.
— PAULA (@PAULA71617957) July 21, 2017
I am NOT American or even entitled to give my opion?. Wanted to let you know what a wonderful inspirational man you are? Brit on holiday
— Prince Marjo (@prince_marjo) July 21, 2017
The president with real American values. I miss you and your beautiful, gracious family. Here’s to you. pic.twitter.com/mBdKoTziAR
— Robert Tinker (@robtink) July 21, 2017
President, Obama, we miss you in Washington! This country is in turmoil!! I am China McClain’s Grandmother – Annie McClain, PhD
— Dr. Annie R. McClain (@918amn) July 21, 2017
Pres. Obama can you please start another country that I can come live in?
— Lucie Arnaz (@realluciearnaz) July 22, 2017