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