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Flag to be flown at half-staff for McCain after criticism that White House raised it too soon

The White House lower its flag to half-staff on Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2018 following a barrage of criticism for ending the tribute to deceased Sen. John McCain just one day after he died. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) 1239046
The White House lower its flag to half-staff on Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2018 following a barrage of criticism for ending the tribute to deceased Sen. John McCain just one day after he died. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) 1239046
Published Aug. 27, 2018

After flying at half-staff for barely a day in tribute to Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., U.S. flags at the White House and many other federal properties were raised Monday morning, sparking criticism that President Donald Trump was not properly honoring the senator.

He reversed that decision Monday afternoon.

"Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment," Trump said in a statement.

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