Tributes Pour in for Senator John McCain, But Not From Trump
Aug 28, 2018, 00:32
McCain and Trump have been far from friends since 2015, when Trump said he felt that McCain wasn't a war hero because he liked "people who haven't been captured".
McCain, who died Saturday at age 81, will be buried Sunday at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, after his body lies in state in the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix, and the Capitol Rotunda in DC.
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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. "John Kerry greatly contributed to promote Vietnam-U.S. relations so I was very fond of him", Vietnam News quoted Duyet as saying Sunday. The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican. Daniel Inouye, president pro tem of the Senate, who died in office in December 2012.
"Condolences to senator and war veteran John McCain, who greatly contributed to the normalization of Vietnam-U.S. relations", said one message in Vietnamese that was left at the sculpture and attached to a bouquet of flowers on Monday. I have tried to serve our country honorably.
Next: the flag. Many outlets and observers, including CBS pointed out that the White House raised their American flag back to full mast last night, which disregards the Flag Code which states they be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress".
"Throughout his congressional career Senator McCain stood with Israel because throughout his life he stood up for America's allies and our shared democratic values", the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said in a statement on Saturday.
Bush and Obama are expected to offer eulogies at his funeral, to be held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Vice President Mike Pence is to attend, but not Trump.
"The Filipino people extend their deepest condolences to Senator McCain's family and to the people of the United States of America", he said. She added, "Thank you for all your continued support and prayers". John McCain (R-Ariz.), a McCain family spokesman said Monday.
And a presidential proclamation that would require flags on federal buildings lowered to half-staff was sent on Monday afternoon, nearly two days after McCain's death. John McCain conducted by CBN News' Chief Political Correspondent David Brody when he rode with McCain to New Hampshire on the "Straight Talk Express" in 2007.
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