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D.C. Agrees on This: John McCain’s a Fighter

There isn’t much agreement in Washington, D.C. these days, but Republicans and Democrats came together this week to encourage John McCain after his cancer diagnosis.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his family disclosed the terrible news on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

McCain’s doctors “diagnosed a tumor called a glioblastoma after surgery to remove a blood clot above McCain’s left eye last week,” according to The Washington Post.

McCain’s daughter, Fox News co-host Meghan McCain, released an emotional statement as the news broke:

Despite the hyper-partisan environment in Washington, D.C. these days, bipartisan praise and support for McCain poured in.

President Trump, who has criticized McCain in the past, released a statement from The White House:

Ex-President Obama, who defeated McCain in the 2008 presidential race, told McCain to “Give it hell”:

Hillary Clinton, who served with McCain in the Senate, called McCain “as tough as they come”:

And ex-President George W. Bush, who defeated McCain in the 2000 GOP primary for president, said he called McCain and “was impressed by his spirit and determination.”

McCain’s current colleagues, from liberal firebrands like Elizabeth Warren to conservative firebrands like Ted Cruz, also tweeted various encouragements at McCain.

McCain responded on Twitter on Thursday morning:

It seems all of Washington and, indeed, the whole country is pulling for McCain.