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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President TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE called Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain on Pelosi, McCarthy fight: 'I think they're all bad' Democrats seek to counter GOP attacks on gas prices Biden nominates Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey MORE, on Friday to check in on the senior Arizona Republican, who is in the hospital, according to media reports.

McCain was hospitalized this week at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland due to side effects from his cancer treatment.

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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.