Joe Biden consoles daughter of the ailing John McCain on ‘the view’

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., with the year 2017 Liberty medal by the former Vice-President Joe Biden at Independence Hall in Philadelphia last October.

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The former Vice-President Joe Biden appeared on Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” where he wines them words of encouragement to participants in the discussion Meghan McCain after she began to, during the discussion, the father’s battle with a brain tumor.

Meghan McCain, Biden said, she had not yet received been able to about his new book, “promise Me, Papa,” called the centers of 2015-the death of Biden’s son, Beau, from an aggressive tumor, glioblastoma. Doctors sen. John McCain, R-diagnosed-Ariz., with the same type of tumor last summer.

“I think about Beau almost every day, and I was told that this will be easier, but that you will maintain the tools to work with this and to life,” Meghan McCain said, to break her voice. “I know that you and your family have been through the tragedy I could not comprehend.”

In the emotional moment on @TheView, Joe consoles Meghan Biden, McCain, whose father was diagnosed with the same cancer deceased son Beau Biden had. “There is hope. And if anyone can make it, your father [can].”

— ABC News (@ABC) December 13, 2017

Biden, who served with John McCain in the Senate, stood on and moved from his chair on the set, to sit next to her and your hand. He doesn’t tell Meghan McCain to lose hope, and that a medical breakthrough is possible.

“And it can happen tomorrow,” said Biden, who added, “there is hope, and if anyone can make it, your father … is your father one of my best friends … the thing that I found, and Beau insisted, and your father will insist, you have to keep hope alive. You need to have hope.”

A statement late Wednesday by the senator’s office, said that he receives at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, a treatment for the “normal side effects from current cancer therapy.” He is looking forward to returning to work as soon as possible, the statement added

McCain, 81, underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a two-inch blood clot in his brain after the diagnosis of glioblastoma. He quickly recovered, but returning to Washington and the input of the Senate on may 25. July, with a standing ovation from his colleagues.

But McCain, the condition seemed to worsen, in the last few weeks. He suffered a small tear in his right Achilles tendon, forcing him to wear a support to the foot. McCain finally, the chair started with a roll with members of his staff pushing him where he needed to go.

As a Navy pilot, McCain by a July lives the 1967 fire that killed 134 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal ” in the Gulf of Tonkin in the Vietnam war. In the following October, his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi. He spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. McCain has also survived several bouts with melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer.

Biden, 74, as a run for the Oval Office in 2016, but decided against it to keep later, citing the trauma of his son’s death, him out of the race. During his “The view” appearance, Biden recounted his long friendship with John McCain and how McCain was with Beau for many years previously, when he served as a naval liaison officer for the Senate.

Biden, who also laughed, while remembering their political disputes with the Senate two heavyweights toe to toe.

There are no words to convey my great gratitude to @Joe Biden and his family – their strength, hope, and bravery are an inspiration to me and so many others daily. Thank you for your kindness today and share your story with us @TheView

— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain) December 13, 2017

“Your father is going after me hammer and tong,” Biden said to the audience. But he also said that, even now, if he would be than John McCain, and asked for help for him.

Meghan McCain thanked Biden later tweet no words to convey your “great gratitude.”

“Their strength, hope, and bravery are an inspiration to me and many other people on a daily basis,” she wrote.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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