John McCain death leaves Republicans lined up behind Donald Trump

Flags at White House return to full staff after brief tribute...

Flags at White House return to full staff after brief tribute...

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The extraordinary letter was a defiant coda to the years-long battle between the two men.

Although he did not mention Donald Trump by name, McCain's assessment of the America he was leaving behind at times echoed some of the sharp warnings he delivered against the president while serving his final months in office. The White House also returned its flags to full-staff by Monday, ignoring tradition to keep flags at half-staff until the day of interment.

Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure Monday by tersely recognising Senator John McCain's "service to our country" and re-lowering the White House flag.

In his own statement, Trump, who was not invited to attend McCain's funeral, said he had asked Vice President Mike Pence "to offer an address at the ceremony honoring" McCain at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Here's what we know about the service. Trump had previously merely issued condolences to McCain's family via Twitter.

Davis choked up a several points as he read McCain's words.

McCain's family, however, are focused on their lost loved one.

There, "military pallbearers and band support, and a horse and caisson transport" will partake in a funeral service at the U.S. Naval Academy, his statement added.

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Previously, the White House posted tributes from numerous Trump officials praising McCain, who as the Republican nominee, lost the 2008 presidential election to Obama. The service will also include a performance of the Irish ballad "Danny Boy" by opera singer Renée Fleming.

Fitzgerald is set to be one of six speakers at McCain's memorial on Thursday.

In a statement posted by the Coyotes, Doan said in part, "Senator McCain was a shining example of what a modern leader should be. To our shame, he lived long enough to have to take to the Senate floor to inveigh against the rank tribalism that we have fallen into lately", Flake said.

"John McCain was a true American hero", said French President Emmanuel Macron. "We are are citizens of the world's greatest republic, a nation of ideals, not blood and soil", he said.

White supremacists who marched in Charlottesville previous year chanted "blood and soil", a translation of a Nazi slogan.

As Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a Trump friend, put it, "I think there's a lot of hard feelings on both sides". Trump's antipathy for McCain bordered on the personal. McCain was also alarmed by the rise of far-right populism in Europe, and the British break with the European Union that Trump has heralded.

"I'm not much of a political guy, but I am fascinated with history and in particular learning about the impact war has had on so many lives", Fitzgerald wrote. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history.

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