Washington (August 28, 2018): US President Donald Trump has announced to lower the White House flag, after regional and international critics attacked his response to the death of former deputy President and Republican senator John McCain.
According to American TV, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, Chief of Staff Kelly and other senior staff had urged a statement be released referring to McCain as a hero, but Trump opted for a terse, impersonal tweet instead.Republican Senator John McCain died of Brain disease on Sunday. Few days earlier to his death, he halt his cancer treatment, and 2-3 days later succumbed to death.On Monday, White House flag was lowered. Donald Trump said that 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.
He also confirmed reports that he will not attend McCain’s funeral next weekend.