Kasich Calls White House 'Shameful' Because Flag Is Back to Full Staff

An American flag above the White House flies at full-staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain Monday Aug. 27 2018 in Washington

An American flag above the White House flies at full-staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain Monday Aug. 27 2018 in Washington

"And by lowering flags for not one second more than the bare minimum required by law, despite a long-standing tradition of lowering flags until the funeral, the White House is openly showcasing its blatant disrespect for Senator McCain's many decades of service and sacrifice to our country as well as the service of all his fellow veterans", Chenelly added. John McCain, while President Donald Trump appeared to ignore questions about the Arizona senator in the Oval Office Monday morning. Not half in honor of Senator John McCain.

After Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. But presidents have the power to issue proclamations extending that period.

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.

President Trump won't be attending Sen.

Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama - a Republican and a Democrat - have been asked to deliver eulogies.

Even after McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, Trump continued to launch broadsides in McCain's direction, lambasting him for his critical "no" vote that thwarted a last-ditch Republican effort to partially repeal Obamacare. McCain was the deciding vote in Trump's Obamacare repeal push, and has spoken out numerous times regarding Trump's comments and actions towards Russian Federation.

Early in his presidential bid, Trump - who received five deferments to avoid military service in Vietnam - infamously maintained that McCain was not a war hero because he had been captured.

Trump shared a sympathetic message across social media platforms, stating "our hearts and prayers are with you", however alongside the message on Instagram was an image of himself.

The U.S. mission in Vietnam plans to launch a fellowship in honor of McCain for a young Vietnamese leader committed to public service to travel on a U.S. study tour. McCain's final resting service will take place Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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