People believe Donald Trump is disrespecting John McCain even after his death

People believe Donald Trump is disrespecting John McCain even after his death

Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday in honor of U.S. Sen.

"Camera shot facing south over the White House - you can see the flag at the WH at full staff while the flags surrounding the Washington Monument are lowered", Travers tweeted.

"But John McCain was not just a sitting senator", the statement said. Normally, the White House flags are generally flown at half-mast until the burial of a lawmaker and other notable personalities.

While tributes have poured in highlighting the Arizona Republican's lifetime of service, Trump issued a single, terse tweet on Saturday that sent his "deepest sympathies and respect" to the bereaved family, without any words for McCain himself.

Trump was not invited to McCain's funeral, which will include speeches from former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

The White House didn't immediately respond to questions Monday.

The flag was lowered to half-staff on the day of McCain's death and the following day as established by the federal code.

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".

He was interrogated, beaten and repeatedly tortured in a Hanoi prison for five years, .

On his return to America, he earned the military honours including the Purple Heart.

McCain said the battles in Vietnam prepared him for high office.

McCain will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol and Arizona State Capitol, and memorial services will be held in Phoenix and Washington. McCain served in the chamber for six terms, most recently as chairman of the Armed Services Committee. 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. The current president's likely absence could not be more conspicuous.

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