John McCain

White House Breaks With Tradition in McCain Burial, Half-Mast Flag Debacle

Much of the nation is ready to pounce again on President Trump after news broke that the White House flag was flown at full mast this morning.

The rest of Washington, and much of the nation, has had their flags lowered in remembrance of long time public servant John McCain.  McCain’s legacy is a long and complicated one, and the nation has chosen to remember the Arizona Senator for his good deeds in this time of grieving.

Of course, the contentious relationship between McCain and President Trump has been noted several times over the course of the last two years, most notably when the President wished that McCain had never been captured during the Vietnam War so that Trump could truly admire him.

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The story made headlines around the nation.

ABC News correspondent Karen Travers — among other journalists — tweeted a photo of the White House as of Monday morning, however, which showed the White House flags back at full staff.

“Flags at the White House were lowered to half staff this weekend for the passing of John McCain but this morning they are back to full staff,” Travers wrote.

“There was no official proclamation from President Trump (as he has done in the past for other notable figures passing),” she added.

Travers also noted that flags at the Washington Monument remain lowered.

So, was this in unintentional mishap, or a purposeful dig from the President, who was asked to be barred from McCain’s funeral by the dying Senator himself?

We will likely have to wait until Sarah Sanders takes the stage this afternoon to find out.


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