Hatch goes on to say that after all "he's the president of the United States and he's a very good man".
McCain is suffering from brain cancer, and is not expected to live much longer. "I wouldn't expect anything to be different for Mr. McCain, Sen".
Despite Hatch holding on to hope that McCain will someday be able to return to Washington, he admits he has heard that is probably not going to be the case.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Trump said that McCain was not the type of hero he admired. There's a lot of muddy water that's gone under the bridge between Trump and McCain.
Trump was known for mocking McCain's service in the military and as a prisoner of war. "I like people that weren't captured".
The bitterness between the president and the senator has only intensified during Trump's presidency, as McCain has seemed to go out of his way to oppose the Trump agenda - in fact, he has thwarted a cornerstone of the Republican agenda by killing the repeal of ObamaCare a few times. The media site also suggests that McCain has shown "wrath" for Trump in his up and coming memoir.
Congressman Gregory Meeks from the opposing Democratic Party praised McCain for the decision. He has called Trump "one of the best" presidents he's ever seen.
Others agreed that it was ultimately McCain's choice, and one Twitter user wrote: "You can find out everything you need to know about a person by whether they are outraged at John McCain's decisions about his OWN funeral".
Apparently, the feud between President Trump and Senator McCain, the Republican Party nominee for president in 2008, remains strong.