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Trump phones John McCain’s wife, as the Arizona senator in the hospital with brain cancer

Donald Trump, Senator John McCain called to check on the woman, on the Arizona Republican state, after he was hospitalized this week.

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President Trump on Friday called on the wife of Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, was hospitalized this week as he battles a brain tumor, the White house said.

An official said Trump spoke by phone with Cindy McCain on Friday afternoon to “check-in Sen. McCain state.”

McCain, 81, was diagnosed with brain cancer in July. On Wednesday, in his office said he was admitted to the hospital.

“Senator McCain is currently said to be in treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center for the normal side effects from current cancer therapy,” his office. “As always, he remains grateful to his doctors for their excellent care and his friends and supporters for the encouragement and the good wishes. Senator McCain is glad to return to work as soon as possible.”

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In spite of his stay in the hospital, McCain’s Republican colleagues out optimism he expressed is to be able to the expected vote on the tax overhaul in the next week. Senators must be physically votes in the Senate.

“Of course, we wish for all of us, Sen. McCain to have a good health for as long as possible,” sen Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Friday on Fox News. “My feeling is that any a commitment, there is next week. And we certainly will be able to vote. Our prayers go out to him and his family.”

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The Republicans, who can afford a 52-48 majority in the Senate, only to lose two votes in the Senate. Vice-President Mike Pence, would have in case of a tie in this case.

McCain is the only Republican senator with questions of health. Mississippi sen. Thad Cochran had a procedure this week to remove a non-melanoma lesion on his nose, his spokesman said.

Fox News’ Kristin Brown contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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