White House flags return to half-staff to honor Sen. John McCain after outcry - 2018-08-27

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F367.png White House flags return to half-staff to honor Sen. John McCain after outcry August 27, 2018, Jessica Estepa, USA Today

WASHINGTON – Facing a growing public outcry, President Donald Trump ordered U.S. flags brought back down to half-staff Monday to honor Arizona Sen. John McCain – hours after they had been raised.

As the nation mourned the loss of the former Vietnam POW, veteran senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, the White House came under siege for raising the flags two days after McCain's death. Trump and McCain had a rocky relationship for years.

The White House received criticism from veterans groups, including the American Legion, distracting from the administration's announcement of a long-awaited trade deal between the United States and Mexico. Trump remained mum as reporters shouted McCain questions after a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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