Here’s what Trump, other leaders remember about Thad Cochran, a ‘consummate gentleman’

The nation mourned with Mississippi on Thursday as the country learned of the passing of former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

Emails and social media went to work conveying the memories and emotions of the day.

President Donald Trump called Cochran “my friend” in a tweet. “He was a real Senator with incredible values — even flew back to Senate from Mississippi for important Healthcare Vote when he was desperately ill. Thad never let our Country (or me) down!” Trump said.

A sampling of other comments from the national and the state he represented reflected the respect people have for Cochran. They include:

National politicians

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