Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has supplied consolation and recommendation to Meghan McCain over the well being of her father, US Republican Senator John McCain, throughout a TV discuss present.
Mr Biden’s son died of the identical sort of mind most cancers afflicting Mr McCain.
A tearful Ms McCain, who co-hosts ABC’s programme The View, requested Mr Biden for his recommendation on tips on how to take care of the illness.
Mr McCain was recognized in the summertime with glioblastoma.
It’s an aggressive sort of mind most cancers.
“Your son Beau had the identical most cancers that my father was recognized with six months in the past,” Ms McCain stated.
“I take into consideration Beau virtually on daily basis and I used to be informed that it does not get simpler however that you simply domesticate the instruments to work with this and dwell with this.
“I do know you and your loved ones have been by way of tragedy I could not conceive of.”
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Mr Biden stated there was hope and that breakthroughs within the remedy of the illness have been occurring on a regular basis.
He stated Mr McCain was one in all his finest buddies, and that “if anyone could make it, your dad [can]”.
“Her dad goes after me, hammer and tong. We’re like two brothers who have been someway raised by completely different fathers or one thing, due to our factors of view.”
However he added: “I do know if I picked up the cellphone tonight and referred to as John McCain, he’d get on a aircraft and are available, and I might for him, too.”
He stated the important thing was to “keep hope”.
The present of help elicited a lot of reactions on Twitter, together with individuals saluting the cross-partisan facet of the encounter.
Mr Biden revealed a memoir final month about his son, who died of the illness in 2015.
Mr McCain’s tumour was found throughout a surgical procedure to take away a blood clot from above his left eye in July.
A Vietnam veteran, Mr McCain, 81, spent greater than 5 years as a prisoner of struggle.
The six-term senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate underwent surgical procedure at a clinic in Phoenix, within the state of Arizona in July.