WASHINGTON: Obama said McCain ‘made us better presidents – just as he made the Senate better, just as he made the country better.’
Hailing his friend as “an extraordinary man,” warrior and patriot who embodied what is best in America, Democrat Obama said McCain “made us better presidents – just as he made the Senate better, just as he made the country better.”
He was echoing similar sentiments expressed minutes earlier by Republican Bush, who defeated McCain in a “hard fought” Republican primary battle in 2000, only to see that bitter rivalry melt away into a lasting friendship.
“He also made me better,” Bush said.
President Obama on his conversation with John McCain about speaking at his funeral: “After all, what better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience.” #McCainMemorial #McCainFuneralpic.twitter.com/3zm4UdS66k
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