Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

US Senator John McCain is dead

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81 US Senator John McCain is dead
| 28 August, 2018, 13:10

Trump hosted four events with reporters at the White House today, including a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto discussing the renegotiation of NAFTA.

A day after McCain died of brain cancer at 81, his family, friends and congressional and state leaders were working out details of the farewell to the decorated Vietnam War hero, prisoner of war and six-term senator.

However, after widespread criticism came over U.S. media, the flags were again lowered on Monday afternoon as Trump made his first reference to McCain: "Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country".

"Despite our differences on policy and politics", it read in part, "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".

The U.S. flag at the White House at full-staff.

The sight of the flag being at full staff above the White House did not sit well with many people on Twitter, who made their thoughts known loud and clear.


Following the death of Sen.

As ABC News reports, the flag was lowered for less than two days. Following the service, a private burial ceremony will take place at the academy's cemetery, where McCain will be laid to rest next to his longtime friend and Naval Academy classmate, Adm. Vice President Mike Pence is likely to attend, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private discussions.

The two men who defeated Mr. McCain in his White House campaigns, Republican George W. Bush in 2000 and Democrat Barack Obama in 2008, are expected to deliver eulogies at a Saturday service at the National Cathedral in Washington.

Then in the afternoon, it was lowered again to half staff, and the White House issued a statement from the president regarding McCain. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after his death.

Pham Binh Minh wrote in a condolence book at the United States embassy in Hanoi: "For both the government of Vietnam and its people, Senator McCain was a symbol of his generation of senators, and of the veterans of the Vietnam War". He then served in the U.S. Congress for more than three decades.

This is false. We found absolutely no corroboration for the claim that McCain said this of President Trump before his death on 25 August, and the source - "America Loves Donald Trump" - is a Facebook page run by political troll utilizing fabricated inflammatory memes presented as "satire". Chuck Schumer, formally requested flags at all govenrment buildings remain at half-staff in McCain's honor through his internment. In war and peace, John McCain dedicated himself to service and sacrifice for our country.

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