White House Quickly Raises Flag Back to Full Staff After McCain’s Death

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The flag was flown at half-staff to mark the passing Saturday of the 81-year-old McCain after a battle with brain cancer, but was flying high the following day. "And frankly, it was very clear that John McCain didn't have a whole lot of respect for President Trump". Twitter users also bashed Trump for sharing an Instagram post about McCain's death that featured a picture of himself.

While on the campaign trail in 2015, then-candidate Trump suggested McCain was not a war hero because he had been captured in Vietnam.

ABC News correspondent Karen Travers - among other journalists - tweeted a photo of the White House as of Monday morning, however, which showed the White House flags back at full staff.

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John McCainJohn Sidney McCainArizona governor faces pressure over McCain replacement O'Rourke holds moment of silence after McCain's death Trump nixed White House statement praising McCain: report MORE (R-Ariz.), who died on Saturday night. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

Duyet added that following McCain's release, when he became a US Senator, "he and Senator John Kerry greatly contributed to promote Vietnam-US relations, so I was very fond of him".

In McCain's eyes, Trump's meeting in Helsinki with Russia's President Vladimir Putin earlier this year was "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

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He will lie in state at Arizona's capitol on Wednesday, before a public viewing Friday at the Rotunda of the US Capitol, an honor reserved for the likes of John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and civil rights champion Rosa Parks.

The senator's service to his country began more than six decades ago at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis and will end there in a cemetery overlooking Maryland's Severn River. McCain's plane was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 during a bombing run.

On Saturday, former Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at a service at Washington National Cathedral.

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