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    Trump Under Fire for Failing to Mention McCain When Signing His Signature Bill

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    The Arizona senator is currently battling brain cancer; this is not even the first time the current administration has ignited a scandal with regard to McCain's condition. Earlier a special assistant in the communications office of the White House refuted concerns regarding the senator by saying "he is dying anyway."

    US President Donald Trump has sparked public fury after failing to mention Arizona senator John McCain, when he was signing a defense budget for 2019 named after the lawmaker. Trump even shortened the full name of the document — John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 — to omit McCain's name.

    The senator, who Trump has criticized on multiple occasions, is currently suffering from severe brain cancer, which has only served to intensify the attacks on the US president.

    However, some twitterians found nothing surprising in Trump's actions saying it would be weird if he'd praise McCain after previously scolding him.

    Trump, on an earlier occasion, showed his negative attitude towards Senator John McCain by saying he didn't consider him a war hero since he was captured in Vietnam.

    READ MORE: 'He's Dying Anyway': White House Aide Slammed for Offensive Comment on McCain

    In May 2018 the Trump administration was embroiled in a scandal when Kelly Sadler, a special assistant in the communications office of the White House rebuffed concerns about McCain's opposition regarding the appointment of a new CIA director by saying "it doesn't matter, he's dying anyway." The phrase was leaked to the media and the White House faced severe criticism over the incident.

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