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

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But I would not trade a day of my life, in good or bad times, for the best day of anyone else's'. On Saturday, a procession will pass the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and arrive for a funeral at Washington National Cathedral. John McCain, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Anthem, Ariz.

The following day there will be a service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church, where former Vice President Joe Biden will give a tribute.

I have tried to serve our country honorably. "The president did express his condolences to the family".

John McCain expressed his deep gratitude and love of country, and offered words of wisdom to his fellow Americans.

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The president instead issued a tweet offering prayers to the senator's family. "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 wrote in his statement that was dictated in his last few days, which was delivered on August 27 by his longtime friend and former campaign manager Rick Davis. And, after hours of criticism, given more life by Trump's refusal to answer any questions about McCain, the White House retreated in humiliating fashion on late Monday afternoon.

The flags had been raised to full staff earlier Monday, after being lowered for only a few days to mark the death of McCain. The Vietnamese people have that will and Mr. John McCain has that will.

Throughout Trump's presidency, McCain did not hesitate to speak candidly about policy differences with Trump, including the president's friendly posture toward Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump, when he returned to Washington, altered his stance, but nearly daily assails the investigation into the election interference. "But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake".

Karl followed up with Trump in the White House Cabinet Room - while Trump was sitting next to Vice President Mike Pence - but still, no acknowledgment from 45 when it came to McCain. The tributes singled out McCain's military service and heroism as a POW and his independence as a political leader. McCain. Interestingly, it's now been lowered again.

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Ducey did not plan to announce his selection of a Senate successor to McCain until after McCain's burial. "At a time like this, you would expect more of an American president when you're talking about the passing of a true American hero". His voice will be missed. This is not an argument for or against John McCain's legacy as a "war hero", his impact as a politician who voted to stop the Obamacare repeal and against MLK Day and same-sex marriage, or about him saying "No, ma'am".

With McCain set to be honored in Arizona's Capitol, GOP Gov. Doug Ducey said in a tweet, "This is a rare and distinct occurrence for a truly special man".

'The entire focus of McCain family is on John McCain.

McCain's Skyhawk dive bomber was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and he was taken prisoner and held in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison for more than five years.

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