Former Vietnamese jailer says he respected Sen. McCain

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McCain, ever since Trump was elected, had been an outspoken critic of the president.

Flag back at full staff atop WH.

But they were flying at full-staff by Monday morning, even as the flags at the US Capitol remained at half-staff.

Outpourings of emotion online in the wake of McCain's death came nearly immediately, with former President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and others offering the condolences. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after his death.

"The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral".

The president also said several members of his administration will attend McCain's services.

The American Legion wrote a letter to Trump, urging for the White House flags to be lowered.

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As in many GOP races across the country, candidates in the Republican primary competed to prove their loyalty to President Trump . He took office in the state in the early 1980s, first as a congressman and then as a senator in the seat once held by Goldwater.

Political leaders from across the globe praised Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero John McCain as a steadfast supporter of democracy and a reliable partner of Western ideals on Sunday, one day after he died at the age of 81.

The most recent presidential proclamation Trump made that lowered United States flags to half-staff was for the victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, in June. President Trump has been asked by the Senator's family not to be in attendance.

But Trump has released a tweet of condolence. "McCain and his family, Gov. Ducey will not be making any announcements about an appointment until after the senator is laid to rest", Daniel Ruiz II said, as quoted by The New York Times.

According to a reporter at the conference and the pool report, president Trump heard and ignored the question. A member of Congress is supposed to get the flags lowered on the day of his or her death, as well as the day after. The Washington Post notes that the White house is a common practice - the official publication of the obituary in case of death of an outstanding American.

On Saturday, presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will deliver the eulogies during a ceremony to be held at the Washington National Cathedral. Trump, meanwhile, said in 2015 that McCain wasn't a war hero because he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

"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.

It is noted that the place in the Senate became vacant after the death of John McCain.

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