After reports surfaced that President Donald Trump did not release a proposed lengthier statement referring to Sen. John McCain as a “hero,” White House reporters on Monday noted that flags on the property had been raised to full staff.
Flags remained at half staff at the nation’s Capitol.
The move apparently came less than 48 hours after McCain died following a yearlong battle with brain cancer.
White House flag protocol calls for the flag to be lowered on the day of a senator’s death and the following day, but Trump has previously issued specific flag orders.
As of this writing, the White House had not responded to growing criticism.
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