And I love John McCain.>> Joe Biden, George W. Bush and Barack Obama are among the American leaders paying personal tribute to former Senator John McCain this week. One person not on the guest list, Donald Trump.>> I'm Andy Sullivan, outside the U.S. Capital where McCain will lie in State on Friday.
Part of an extraordinary five day salute to one of America's most iconic politicians. Now McCain's family has made it clear that Trump will not be welcome at any of these events even as many of Trump's critics will be. It's a final defiant gesture from a man who has never been afraid to speak his mind.
>> I'm so grateful So grateful.>> Across a career that spanned decades, McCain usually voted with his Republican party. But he worked closely with Democrats on issues that mattered most to him. And this week's ceremonies reflect that now fading bipartisan tradition. Among McCain's pallbearers, Democrat Russ Feingold. He crafted political campaign spending limits with McCain.
Former Vice President Biden was a rival in the 2008 presidential campaign. But he delivered the eulogy for McCain at a service in Phoenix on Thursday.>> He lived by a different code, an ancient antiquated code where honor, courage, character, integrity, duty, where it mattered. Because that was obvious how John lived his life.
Some of the most memorable moments we've seen since McCain's death have come from his close friend Linsday Graham, a Republican senator known like McCain for reaching across the aisle.>> I do not cry for a perfect man, I cry for a man who had honor.>> Scolding Trump for his comments about McCain.
>> John McCain was a big man. Worthy of a big country, Mr. President. You need to be the big man.>> McCain also burying the hatchet with the two men who defeated him for president, lining up Bush and Obama to speak at his memorial service at the National Cathedral on Saturday.
Neither Obama nor Bush seeing eye to eye on much of anything with the current occupant of the White House.