President Trump Calls Cindy McCain with 'Best Wishes' For John McCain's Health

McCain hospitalized at Walter Reed in D.C.

via AZ Central
President Donald Trump on Friday telephoned Cindy McCain, the wife of ailing Sen. John McCain, to extend "best wishes" and see how her husband was doing, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

No other details about the call were disclosed, but on Friday night White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that she was praying for McCain and his family.

"Praying for @SenJohnMcCain, @MeghanMcCain and the rest of his family," she tweeted. "Keep up the fight. America is with you."

Speculation about McCain's health has intensified since the hardworking 81-year-old Arizona Republican began missing Senate votes this week.

McCain's Senate office had said Wednesday that he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, D.C., for "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy." McCain was said to be looking forward "to returning to work as soon as possible," according to a written statement.

The Senate is set to vote next week on landmark tax-reform legislation,