McCain’s last message read aloud as Washington returns to work without him

Geraldine Edwards
August 30, 2018

President Trump is not expected to attend any of the services due to his and McCain's longtime feud. Typical practice is for flags to remain at half-staff through the day of interment.

President Donald Trump on Sunday reportedly decided against releasing an official statement praising Sen. McCain's vote last summer against a Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act ensured the defeat of one of Trump's signature policy initiatives.

Tributes to McCain, meanwhile, poured in from other world leaders and statesmen including former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

"In an era filled with cynicism about national unity and public service, John McCain's life shone as a bright example".

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"The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral". A private funeral is planned for Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

The American flag at the White House flies at full staff August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sen. John McCain, who has died after battling brain cancer for more than a year. But the President has the authority to order a longer period of mourning. But unfortunately, after years of sacrifice and service to his country, McCain did not get his proper due from the highest office in the United States of America, sitting President Donald Trump. He never apologized or walked-back his comments, despite the fact that McCain was imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam for more than five years.

"When I proposed to him to visit and congratulate Ukrainian marines in Shirokino, he postponed his trip to Georgia, saying his place is here, in Ukraine", Poroshenko recalled.

Knoller notes that Mr. Trump did not issue a formal proclamation on McCain's death.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is sure to be asked about the American flag placement at today's White House briefing. "On behalf of Tricia and I and the entire NYGOP, we offer our deepest condolences to Cindy and the McCain family".

However, others have noted that there is a code for flags flying at half-staff for the death of members of Congress.

McCain told "60 Minutes" back in September 2017, "I want, when I leave, that the ceremony is at the Naval Academy".

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A former Vice President, Joe Biden , said "As a POW, John endured the worst of what human beings can do to one another". At the end of his life he faced a cruel and relentless disease.

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