White House flag lowered again for McCain

White House flag lowered again for McCain

Early Monday morning, the flag atop the White House was raised after an unusually brief time at half-staff in McCain's honor.

CNN national correspondent Athena Jones revealed Tuesday that the commander in chief had a bit of a chip on his shoulder about it all, even as colleagues pushed him to show more respect for McCain.

"The entire focus of the McCain family is on John McCain", Mr Davis said.

The American Legion noted that Trump issued presidential proclamations commemorating the deaths of first lady Barbara Bush and pastor Billy Graham.

McCain was a frequent critic of President Donald Trump on everything from his leadership style to his Russian Federation policy. The days after someone's passing are not the right time to vent or settle scores. "At some point, how many norms, how many values just crassness has to come out of this White House before people stand up for values that John McCain represented?"

McCain famously sank the GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act past year when he returned from treatment - a wound still healing above his eye - to cast a thumbs down vote right in front of McConnell. I would say to the president or anybody in the world, it's time to pause and say this was a great man. "Cause most of the ones who would do the wrong thing by John McCain didn't have the guts to do the right thing when it was their turn".

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) has said he will wait until after McCain's funeral Sunday to appoint a successor to serve out the remainder of the senator's term through 2020.

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Trump will not be attending the senator's funeral on Saturday as McCain banned his attendance before his death.

Trump also authorized full military honors for McCain when he is buried on Sunday on Hospital Hill at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

"I think it was a very powerful influence", Huey said of McCain and Larson. He had once questioned the senator being called a war hero because he got captured.

"The reason we're talking about him today and the reason I'm crying is because he was successful in spite of his failures", Graham said.

"The damage inflicted by President Trump's naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate", McCain said at the time.

But it began a day of drama, not only for the White House but across the federal government where employees were caught up in President Donald Trump's stubbornness to pay tribute to a man who had sharply criticized him. "You don't often see that in people who speak publicly, they don't betray that emotion". We believe always in the promise and greatness of America because nothing is inevitable here.

Hatch called McCain an "American hero, a powerful leader and a dear friend" who "embodied the best in us".

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