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White House wobbles on USA flag after McCain death

White House wobbles on USA flag after McCain death

Colonel Trần Trọng Duyệt praised McCain for both his conduct during his imprisonment and later work as a US politician. He loved me, and I loved him.

Obama shared a message on behalf of his family, writing of the Republican senator, "John McCain and I were members of different generations, game from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics". I feel compassion for him and his family as they go through this. "The president did express his condolences to the family". He went on to attack McCain's service in the military, saying of the onetime prisoner of war: "I like people that weren't captured".

Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh writes in a condolence book near a portrait of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) about his death at the United States embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications.

Davis, who worked on both of McCain's presidential campaigns, also offered a detailed schedule for McCain's memorial services and burial.

Next: the flag. Many outlets and observers, including CBS pointed out that the White House raised their American flag back to full mast last night, which disregards the Flag Code which states they be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress".

During several events open to cameras Monday, president did not answer shouted questions from reporters about his response to McCain's death.

Since that momentous political defeat, Trump had, in speeches at rallies across the country, frequently mocked the thumbs-down gesture McCain used to torpedo the legislation.

Joe Gruber, of Anthem, Ariz., holds an American flag at an overpass along Interstate 17 as he and dozens of others wait for the procession with the hearse carrying the late Arizona Sen.

McCain frequently criticized Trump for his behavior and policies, and dramatically cast the deciding vote to not repeal the Affordable Care Act past year, an act that drew a round of angry tweets from Trump.

"I've ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol and all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth in respect and memory of Senator John McCain until sunset, September 2", Northam tweeted Monday.

President Trump rejected a formal statement from aides honoring Sen. Americans never quit. We never surrender.

Earlier Monday, a statement written by McCain before his death read like a not-so-veiled criticism of the president.

He asked Lyons when he had served, and Lyons informed McCain that he had completed a tour in Vietnam.