White House Flags Back at Full-Staff After McCain Death

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The Arizona Republican frequently butted heads with President Donald Trump and established himself as a leading member of the so-called Never Trumpers, a descriptor for conservatives who refused to get behind the president.

Flag back at full staff atop WH.

The US President Donald trump has forbidden his subordinates to publish an official statement on the death of Senator John McCain, which was called a hero.

Late Monday afternoon, the flag flying at the White House was lowered to half-staff to honor the late Sen.

"American patriot is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of John McCain".

Tributes also came in from world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron.

While condolences and remembrances pour in for the late Senator John McCain in the United States, he is also being remembered overseas, including in the nation where he was a prisoner of war for five years. While it is not known if she'll be able to attend his funeral, which, as officially announced, will take place on 2 September at the cemetery of the naval Academy in Annapolis (Maryland) graduate was John McCain.

After Democratic Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House flown at half-staff for five days.

U.S. Senator John McCain died August 25 at age 81 his ranch in Arizona after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

The Naval Academy tweeted that it was mourning the loss of McCain, "one of our most distinguished graduates".

Instead, Trump issued a brief statement on Twitter Saturday night, that did not mention any of McCain's accomplishments.

US Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress".

For an associate justice of the Supreme Court, secretary of executive or military department, former vice president, or governor, the prescribed time is from "the day of death until interment".

The American flag at the White House was lowered to half-staff on Sunday.

On Saturday, he will be part of a procession that will pass by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial before arriving at the Washington National Cathedral for another funeral service where former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama will both give speeches to honor him. Trump questioned the decorated Navy pilot's Vietnam heroism and chafed at McCain's vote to kill the president's "Obamacare" repeal.

"I've tried to serve our country honorably", McCain wrote. "McCain and his family, Gov. Ducey will not be making any announcements about an appointment until after the senator is laid to rest", Daniel Ruiz II said, as quoted by The New York Times.

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