Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain's death

Mourners react as a hearse carrying the body of late Sen. John Mc Cain arrives in a procession in Phoenix Ariz. Aug. 25 2018

Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain's death

"Out of respect for the life and legacy of Sen".

Recall that McCain died at the age of 81 of brain cancer on Saturday. Trump tweeted condolences to his family but made no reference to the Arizona senator.

"Finally, I have asked General John Kelly, Secretary James Mattis, and Ambassador John Bolton to represent my Administration at his services".

The Naval Academy tweeted that it was mourning the loss of McCain, "one of our most distinguished graduates".

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Flags at the Capitol remained at half staff. A private funeral is planned for Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Nevertheless, flags remain at half-mast around the Washington Monument, and at Capitol Hill, where the US Senate sits. Both former presidents have been particularly critical of Trump. "There really is no room in the McCain family today to focus on anything but him", said Rick Davis, family spokesman, in response to the White House flags, TicToc by Bloomberg reports.

The Arizona citizens whom Sen. Ted Kennedy died in 2009, AP said that President Barack Obama had White House flags flown at half-staff for five days.

President Trump ordered the flags to fly at half-staff on Saturday evening.

"Mr. President, just this year, you released presidential proclamations noting the deaths of Barbara Bush and Billy Graham".

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McCain's final words were called a "farewell statement" from the Senator.

Among those mourning John McCain is his 106-year-old mother, who says she is "incredibly proud" of what the late senator and Vietnam War hero accomplished in his life. "With his help, I believe there will not be any war between Vietnam and US from now on".

Military Attache Ton Tuan from U.S. Embassy places incense while he pays respect in memory of the late U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the McCain Memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam, Aug. 27, 2018. Before the funeral, as previously reported, the coffin with the body of the Senator will be under the dome of the rotunda of the Capitol in Washington. On what would have been his 82nd birthday on Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden will give a tribute at the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

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