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White House Flags Return To Full-Staff Early Day After Being Lowered For Sen. McCain

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White House Flags Return To Full-Staff Early Day After Being Lowered For Sen. McCain





Flags at the White House returned to full-staff on Monday less than 48 hours after they were lowered to honor the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) late Saturday evening.

A number of reporters and commentators noted that past presidents have ordered the flags remain lowered to honor lawmakers and major public figures until their funerals.

NBC News White House Correspondent Geoff Bennett noted: “The flags at the White House are back at full staff this morning. Traditionally, sitting senators who die in office have flags lowered in their honor from date of death until burial. And we’ve received no presidential proclamation for McCain.”







McCain died Saturday at age 81 following a yearlong battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

The senator reportedly did not want Trump to attend his funeral. He instead requested that former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies.

Trump reportedly rejected a draft statement from the White House calling McCain a “hero” after the senator’s death. Trump instead issued a short tweet offering his sympathies to McCain’s family that did not directly praise the senator’s service to the county.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump trashed McCain’s status as a war hero, saying the senator was “not a war hero” because he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Trump recently avoided saying McCain’s name while signing a bill named after him earlier this month.





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