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McCain Services To Include Past Presidents, But Not Trump

Former McCain campaign chairman Rick Davis outlined five days of tributes and memorials to McCain, who died Saturday at the age of 81.
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery curator Ann Shumard talks about a photograph of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that was displayed at the gallery on Monday. The former presidential candidate died Saturday of brain cancer at the age of 81. This is the first time that the 2005 image of McCain by photographer Steve Pyke has been displayed in the gallery. Source: Chip Somodevilla

John McCain will be memorialized by past presidents and Senate colleagues from both political parties in Arizona and Washington, D.C., this week. Notably absent from the list of dignitaries who will pay tribute to the two-time presidential candidate, six-term senator and Vietnam War hero is President Trump.

Trump and McCain clashed almost from the moment Trump entered the 2016 presidential contest. Vice President Pence will represent the Trump administration at McCain's services.

Former McCain campaign chairman Rick Davis outlined plans for five days of memorials to McCain, who died Saturday at age 81. Davis also

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