National Defense Authorization Act

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain but included no mention in his remarks of the Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona.

Trump and McCain are engaged in a long-running feud that dates to Trump's 2016 presidential run. At campaign rallies, Trump regularly castigates McCain — without using his name — for casting a dramatic thumbs-down vote that doomed Trump's effort last year to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which was enacted by President Barack Obama.

Trump said there was "no better place than right here at Fort Drum" to celebrate passage of the defense bill, which will...

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