White House wobbles on USA flag after McCain death

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

It will conclude almost a week of events honouring the man, whose body will lie in state on Wednesday in the Arizona State Capitol and on Friday in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, with a formal ceremony and time for the public to pay respects.

On Thursday, a private memorial service will take place at the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Senator McCain will lie in state at the Arizona state Capitol where the public can pay its respects.

A televised funeral service will begin at 10 a.m.at the Washington National Cathedral.

Before then, Mr McCain criticised the president's trade policies, and reiterated that "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't". His funeral will be held Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

The senator will be buried alongside his Naval Academy classmate and longtime friend Admiral Chuck Larson.

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Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen.

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday, "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".

That's standard procedure when a member of the Senate passes away.

A statement from his office, given to the New York Times, indicates he died at 4:28 p.m. Saturday. He had battled brain cancer.

The marks of respect for McCain came not just from U.S. presidents and senators, who saw McCain's desk in the Chamber draped in black fabric with a vase of white roses on Monday.

President Obama, who saw Sens.

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"The fact that people say good things about [McCain] now, I appreciate, but the family appreciates it", Graham said, detailing that McCain is survived by his wife, Cindy, seven children and give grandchildren. Trump tweeted condolences to McCain's family but made no reference to the Arizona senator.

In more than three decades in Congress, McCain became known as a political maverick willing to stick to his convictions rather than go along with party leaders - an independent streak that has drawn a mix of respect and ire.

The Post, which cited current and former White House aides who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations, said White House chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders and other staff urged the release of an official statement calling McCain a "hero" and praising him for his extensive service to the country.

Ducey did not plan to announce his selection of a Senate successor to McCain until after McCain's burial.

The American flag is returned at half-staff, following criticism for ending the tribute to deceased Senator John McCain just one day after he died, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

"You're saying it's somehow more respectful to the legacy of John McCain for the president not to thank him for his service?" he asked.

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Other tributes poured in from around the globe. French President Emmanuel Macron called McCain "a true American hero".

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