"He understood what it was supposed to be like as a legislator in the United States Congress, both as a congressman and a senator".
Mr McCain was well-respected across the political spectrum in the USA for both his military and political service.
Vietnam is remembering late Arizona Senator and war veteran John McCain for his role in normalizing relations between the two countries. They will recall his efforts with the late Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy and others to achieve a resolution of the position of out-of-status immigrants, including the Irish, in the United States. John McCain has released details of his funeral and memorial services, with the ceremonies to begin in Arizona and end at the National Cathedral, where speakers will include former President George W. Bush.
McCain died at his ranch in Arizona after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.
McCain will be missed "by all Americans who respect integrity and independence", Sanders said in a post on Twitter. The Vietnamese people have that will and Mr John McCain has that will... Senator McCain was a tireless champion of American values, a fierce supporter of veterans, and a leader both at home and overseas. It was the same prison where McCain, while a captured U.S. Navy pilot, chose to remain, even through years of bodily torture, rather than abandon fellow American POWs. "Michelle and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family", Obama said.
Mr Trump tweeted: "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".
Speaking to reporters after writing in a book of condolence, U.S. ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink said Mr McCain was "a great leader and real hero" who helped normalise relations between the former enemies.
As Hume points out, it doesn't contain a "kind word about McCain himself".
Hume also tweeted about revelations of the President's position earlier, when the announcement was made by Sen.