“Don’t believe what you read in the paper,” said Graham, who is a close friend of McCain. “I was concerned when I went. I’m thinking now about my next trip. No talking about funerals.”
McCain has been absent from the Senate since late last year. Last summer he was diagnosed with a tumor called a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer with a generally poor prognosis.
Graham said he and McCain watched the movie “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” and provided their own “R-rated commentary.”
“You want to figure out John McCain, watch ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ — that tells you all you need to know about me and him,” Graham said.
Graham ended his visit encouraged, he said.
“He’s got a healthy appetite, healthy sense of humor, stabilizing,” Graham said. “Great visit. We laughed, we cried.”