John McCain's final words include rebuke to President Trump

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Further insult from the administration came early Monday morning as the White House flag was returned to full-staff after it had been at half-staff to honor Sen.

After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainArizona governor faces pressure over McCain replacement O'Rourke holds moment of silence after McCain's death Trump nixed White House statement praising McCain: report MORE (R-Ariz.) died of brain cancer.

The White House issued no formal statement over the weekend about McCain's death, though one was drafted, according to United States media.

Senator John McCain had a familiar mantra whenever he met with fellow veterans of the Vietnam War.

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

Politico reported at the time that McCain's defense inspired boos from the crowd at the town hall meeting in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Trump's White House lowered its flag on Saturday, then raised it back following the minimum period under law.

Not many in Kenya, however, knew what a dignified human being Mr McCain, who was making a second stab at the White House race having lost to George W. Bush in 2000, was.

McCain for years has promoted closer ties between Vietnam, which imprisoned him, and the United States.

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Tom Wolf delivers a speech after being sworn in as the 47th Governor of Pennsylvania during an inauguration at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Penn., Jan. 20, 2015. There really is no room in the McCain family today to focus on anything but him, ' Davis said. That tells you a lot.

However, others pointed out it is traditional to keep flags lowered to honour lawmakers and major public figures until their funerals.

Presidents normally follow Congress' lead on the death of a prominent lawmaker and order flags lowered until sunset on the day of burial.

Meanwhile, scores of people in Hanoi paid their respects to McCain at the U.S. Embassy and at a monument by Truc Bach lake, where he landed after parachuting from his damaged plane.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had issued a government-wide notification after McCain's death to lower flags at U.S. facilities but rescinded it on Monday, leaving the decision to staff at individual sites, according to an official.

Meghan McCain also released a statement on the passing of her father.

Former Col. Tran Trong Duyet, who ran the prison at the time, said he met with McCain many times while he was confined there.

A representative from Ducey's office did not respond to a request for comment on how long flags in the state would be flown at half-staff.

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