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Trump’s White House Fails to Keep Flag at Half-staff to Honor McCain

Trump’s White House Fails to Keep Flag at Half-staff to Honor McCain

The flags surrounding the Washington monument are still at half staff.

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.

McCain famously helped preserve the Affordable Care Act in a Senate vote a year ago, blocking Trump's legislative goals of dismantling the health care law.

Flags have returned to full-staff at the White House following the death of John McCain.

McCain also made clear he did not want Trump to attend his funeral service, instead choosing former Presidents George W. Bush, a Republican, and Barack Obama, a Democrat, to eulogize him.

John McCain meeting then-President Richard Nixon upon his release in 1973.

Vice-President Mike Pence will reportedly attend on behalf of the Trump administration.

Mr McCain's body will lie in state in the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday and at the US Capitol Rotunda on Friday, giving his colleagues and the public a chance to pay their respects.

The American flag at the White House flies at full staff August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sen.

A day after McCain died of brain cancer at 81, his family, friends and congressional and state leaders were working out details of the farewell to the decorated Vietnam War hero, prisoner of war and six-term senator.

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The American Legion is demanding that President Donald Trump issue a proclamation honoring Sen.

A statement Sunday from the Maryland Secretary of State's office said the flags will be lowered until McCain is buried.

Colonel Quincy Collins, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, was a prisoner of war for almost eight years during the Vietnam War. Trump signed that order after rejecting the Annapolis mayor's initial request to have the flags lowered, The Baltimore Sun reported at the time.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is sure to be asked about the American flag placement at today's White House briefing.

During the time he remained active in the Senate, McCain also expressed deep misgivings about Trump's job as President, criticizing his handling of world affairs and the example he has set for the country.

The U.S. Flag Code states the flag should be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress".

According to CBS News, Obama and Bush will deliver their remarks during a service at the National Cathedral.

Senator McCain leaves behind a long legacy.

"I've tried to serve our country honorably", McCain wrote.


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