Jake Tapper Ends McCain Segment: ‘I Hope This Is Not Our Last Interview’


While much of the coverage and discussion on today’s news shows was devoted to Hurricane Irma, CNN’s State of the Union did provide a sitdown interview between host Jake Tapper and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

As most everyone knows by now, McCain is currently being treated for an aggressive form of brain cancer, something he and Tapper spent a good amount of time talking about this morning. This inevitably led to something of a discussion of mortality.

“Last question for you, and I, uh, hope this is not our last interview,” Tapper told McCain. “I know a lot of people want to interview you.”

“A lot of people want it to be my last,” the Arizona lawmaker joked.

The CNN host explained that he hoped he wouldn’t have to “run this clip for another 50 years” before asking McCain how he’d want the American people to remember him.

“He served his country and not always right,” McCain responded. “Made a lot of mistakes. Made a lot of errors, but served his country. And I hope we can add — honorably.”

“I think that we can say honorably,” Tapper concluded.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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