Shortly After John McCain's Death, White House Raises Flags to Full Staff

McCain battled glioblastoma for 10 months before stopping treatment

Over the weekend, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, ordered the Maryland state flag to be lowered to half-staff in honor of McCain until his burial on Sunday. John McCain, the former Vietnam prisoner of war and onetime Republican nominee for President. President Trump did not issue a formal proclamation following his death but did tweet his condolences to McCain's family.

The Arizona Republican, whose relationship with President Trump has always been fraught, died on Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The flags were lowered Saturday night following McCain's death from brain cancer, but President Donald Trump did not issue a proclamation that typically calls for flags to remain at half staff through the day of interment.

Trump shared a sympathetic message across social media platforms, stating "our hearts and prayers are with you", however alongside the message on Instagram was an image of himself. After McCain voted against the bill to repeal Obamacare a year ago, a frustrated Trump mentioned it several times at campaign events. McCain spent over five years at the infamous prison known as the Hanoi Hilton, where he was reportedly tortured.

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Duyet added that following McCain's release, when he became a US Senator, "he and Senator John Kerry greatly contributed to promote Vietnam-US relations, so I was very fond of him".

In 1973, two months after the ceasefire in Vietnam, McCain, painfully thin and with a limp, was handed over to the United States military during a ceremony with his fellow prisoners of war. McCain served in the chamber for six terms, most recently as chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

McCain will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday.

McCain and Trump had a contentious history.

Throughout Trump's presidency, McCain did not hesitate to speak candidly about policy differences with Trump, including the president's friendly posture toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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