On Wednesday evening, news broke that Republican Senator John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer. At 80, the tough-as-nails politician now appears to be facing a tough road ahead of him. Luckily, he has support coming out in droves, with his family, friends, celebrities and two former POTUS’s sending their thoughts and prayers to him during this time.
Barack Obama was among the many to immediately send out his own thoughts and prayers via Twitter on Wednesday. The former POTUS, who has kept one foot firmly in the political arena while he balances a still-busy work schedule with some much needed R&R, was his usual thoughtful self in his words for McCain while also providing some toughness. “John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John,” he tweeted out. Amazing.
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
Obama was joined in sending along kind words to McCain by other politicians, including Elizabeth Warren, Bill Clinton and Mitt Romney.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 20, 2017
As he’s shown his entire life, don’t bet against John McCain. Best wishes to him for a swift recovery.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) July 20, 2017
.@SenJohnMcCain’s patriotism and courage are vital to the nation. With the fearful news tonight, Ann and I pray for his recovery.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 20, 2017
There was also a celebrity contingent within those sending McCain their warm wishes, with many expressing their respect and admiration for the senator.
Prayers to @SenJohnMcCain and family. If anyone can beat this he can.
— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) July 20, 2017
I've always loved @SenJohnMcCain and I'm praying for him and his family.
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) July 20, 2017
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 20, 2017
This will undoubtedly be a difficult time for McCain as he prepares to undergo treatment for his brain cancer. It’s good, however, to see that so many are in his corner at this time.