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White House flag back at full staff 2 days after John McCain’s death

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An
American flag above the White House flies at full-staff less than
48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain on Aug. 27,
2018.


AP
Photo/Evan Vucci



  • The White House flag was back at full staff on Monday
    morning after President Donald Trump did not issue a
    proclamation after the death of Sen. John McCain of
    Arizona.
  • A proclamation of death would call for flags to stay at
    half-staff until the burial, according to CBS News.
  • McCain died at the age of 81 on Saturday.

The White House flag was back at full staff on Monday morning
after President Donald Trump did not issue a proclamation for the
death of Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

A proclamation of death would call for flags to stay at
half-staff until the burial, according
to CBS News.

The most recent presidential proclamation Trump made
that lowered US flags to half-staff was for the victims of the shooting at the
Capital Gazette
in Annapolis, Maryland in June. And Trump
signed that order after reportedly rejecting the Annapolis mayor’s
initial request
to have the flags lowered.

Trump has been criticized for his feud with McCain, which started
after he underplayed the senator’s renowned military service
during the 2016 presidential campaign, and continued through
McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis.

As president, Trump threw subtle jabs at McCain after
the six-term senator voiced his opposition on matters of foreign policy, healthcare, and immigration.

After McCain’s death, Trump
tweeted
, “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the
family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with
you!”

The White House has not issued a more robust statement since
Trump’s tweet.

Trump reportedly
rejected a statement
from his aides praising McCain, saying
he wanted to post his own statement on Twitter instead, the
Washington Post reported on Sunday.

As politicians, the military, and journalists mourned the death of McCain,
Trump spent his Sunday golfing and tweeting and retweeting his
past tweets about the stock market, Hillary Clinton’s emails, and
the Fake News Media“.

McCain and his family have
requested
that Trump not attend the funeral services, but
asked former presidents — and his presidential election opponents
— George W. Bush and Barack Obama to eulogize McCain.

The White House did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s
request for comment on the White House flags, which CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller first
spotted
.

Remembering the life and legacy of John McCain:

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