Trump speaks by phone with Cindy McCain on husband’s status

Trump speaks by phone with Cindy McCain on husband’s status
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McCain was hospitalized this week at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland due to side effects from his cancer treatment.


He was diagnosed earlier this year with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. 

He suffered a minor tear in his Achilles tendon last month as a result of the treatment, his office said.

McCain's hospitalization comes days before the Senate is expected to vote on a sweeping tax overhaul. McCain has not yet said whether he will support the measure, though he voted in favor of Senate Republicans' initial bill earlier this month.