Trump blocked White House statement for McCain, report claims

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

The White House had prepared a full statement, as is customary.

The man who ran the Hỏa Lò Prison where John McCain was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam has penned a tribute to the late senator.

"I can't trust Obama". John McCain on Saturday, Donald Trump sent out a single tweet that read, "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".

Just a day after announcing he would be discontinuing treatment for an aggressive brain cancer, Senator John McCain died at 81.

"No, ma'am", he said.

Instead, both the president and vice-president offered their condolences to the senator's family via Twitter. "He's not (an Arab)".

But, according to The Hill, the clip was cheered and praised on social media over the weekend.

A few people took the opportunity to point out Rivera's insensitivity at making such a suggestion, while some savaged McCain's decision to remain a United States senator, despite his age and terminal illness.

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McCain was a 31-year-old Navy pilot in October 1967 when his Skyhawk dive bomber was shot down, forcing him to parachute into a lake in Hanoi, North Vietnam.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this report stated that under "standard procedure", the USA flag remains at half-staff until after a senator's burial.

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". Despite Trump's talk of patriotism, he has never truly called McCain a war hero. "I like people that weren't captured", Trump said at a campaign event in Iowa in 2015.

President Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for almost five days after Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009. Notably absent from the list of dignitaries who will give tribute to the two-time presidential candidate, six-term senator and Vietnam War hero is President Trump.

In the years since, McCain has been Trump's loudest - and often a lonely - Republican critic, especially as the president disrupted America's long-time alliances. "But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed".

In McCain's eyes, Trump's meeting in Helsinki with Russia's President Vladimir Putin earlier this year was "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma in July of 2017, when he said that the prognosis was "very, very serious".

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