Vladimir Putin

Witcover: In John McCain's shadow

Witcover: In John McCain's shadow

While Sen. John McCain remains in Arizona fighting brain cancer, President Donald Trump continues his strange demeaning of the Vietnam war hero and former POW.

In lauding the passage of a $716 billion defense appropriations law bearing Mr. McCain's name, the president went out of his way to praise other members of Congress and various generals, calling the bill "the most significant investment in our military and our war fighters in modern history."

But he did so without a single mention of the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman for whom the massive piece of legislation was dedicated. Perhaps the omission could be seen as an improvement over Mr. Trump's...