Late Arizona Republican senator John McCain’s widow Cindy endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, saying she was putting her ‘country first’. She added that Biden knew what it was to send his child to war, since his son had served as an army lawyer in Iraq for a year.
US President Donald Trump has dismissed the endorsement of his Democratic rival Joe Biden by late Republican senator John McCain’s widow.
In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Trump said he was “never a fan of John” and that “Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!”
Cindy McCain endorsed Biden in a series of tweets on Tuesday.
Biden’s elder son Beau was deployed to Iraq from 2008 to 2009 as a member of the US Army’s judicial corps. He was flown to Washington from Iraq in January 2009 to attend his father’s swearing-in as vice-president. Beau Biden died in 2015 of a brain tumour.
Earlier this month Biden claimed Trump was “unfit” to serve as commander-in-chief. That was after the pro-Democrat Atlantic magazine published claims by unidentified ‘sources’ that Trump had insulted John McCain and former president George H.W. Bush, both former prisoners of war, after their deaths.
McCain, who died of brain cancer in 2018, was taken prisoner in 1967 after his US Navy A-4 Skyhawk attack plane was shot down on a bombing raid over North Vietnam. After his release on 1973, he alleged his captors had tortured him and refused to treat the injuries he suffered while ejecting from his…