Biden, McCain Discussed How Trump is Damaging U.S. International Reputation

Former Vice President Joe Biden visited Republican Senator John McCain at his Arizona ranch earlier this week as the senator is recovering from his brain cancer treatment.  During the visit the two apparently talked about how the international reputation of the United States is being damaged.

Biden confirmed his visit in an interview with The New York Times, adding that McCain is “still concerned about the state of the country.”

“We talked about how our international reputation is being damaged and we talked about the need for people to stand up and speak out,” Former Vice President Biden said in the interview.

The Times reported that the visit lasted for 90 minutes last Sunday.

Biden’s visit comes after two of McCain’s closest friends, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and retired independent Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, visited the senator at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix two weeks ago

“I wanted to let him know how much I love him and how much he matters to me and how much I admire his integrity and his courage,” Biden told The Times.

McCain, 81, has been in Arizona since December undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma last July.

The Times also wrote that as the son and grandson of admirals, McCain “doesn’t like overt sentimentality.”

However, his visitors are telling him they love him, how much he has meant to them, how much he inspired them, and together they are taking care of unfinished business.

The Republican senator reportedly also encouraged the former Democratic vice president to “not walk away” from politics.  Biden refused to discuss a possible 2020 presidential run. Senator McCain is using a new book and documentary as a way to reveal his regret about not going with former Senator Joseph I. Lieberman as his running mate in 2008.

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