Trump Orders Flags Lowered: 'I Repsect Senator John McCain's Service'

Paul Sancya  AP FILE

Paul Sancya AP FILE

The Albemarle Primary Outpatient Clinic is a facility under the Hampton VA Medical Center, a federal entity subject to President Donald Trump's proclamation Monday that the flag "be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds. until sunset, on the day of interment". President's first response to his death was a dry tweet.

Speaking to reporters Monday morning about a trade deal with Mexico, Trump chose to ignore questions concerning McCain, ABC News reports.

After President Donald Trump took to Twitter to claim a "52 percent overall" approval rating just one day after Senator John McCain's death and hours after a gunman opened fire at a video game tournament in Florida, many of his followers pointed out how he may be the only US president not to be invited to two funerals of prominent political figures and one royal wedding.

But, as Ducey tries to walk the line between appeasing the Trump fanatics in his base as well as the moderates who gave McCain six straight terms in office, he reportedly wants the family's approval to make the replacement as respectful and unifying as possible. John McCain, many of his colleagues are wondering how they can best honor his legacy. He's not the only one to have had a tense relationship with John McCain, ' he added. John McCain's death, the president says he respects the senator's "service to our country". Johnny Isakson, refused to discuss the possibility of renaming the building, saying he did not want to inject politics into a week meant to honor McCain.

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

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'We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe, ' McCain's statement read.

His body will then lie in state on Friday at the US capitol for another memorial ceremony and public viewing, to be followed on Saturday by a funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. "They're tough. They're doing great".

Condolence messages also poured in from neighboring Pakistan, a country McCain visited several times.

Aides to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer had requested all government flags fly at half-staff until sunset next Sunday, when McCain will be buried in Maryland, AP reports. They choose to focus on that'.

Graham, who has traveled the world with McCain as one of a group of Senate friends known as 'The Three Amigos, ' will pay tribute to his pal with a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday.

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