Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death

President Donald Trump jokes with Senator Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham during a meeting at the Wh

Trump’s White House Fails to Keep Flag at Half-staff to Honor McCain

The American flag flying above the White House was at full staff early Monday morning even as the nation continued honoring the life and legacy of Sen.

Recent traditions saw flags lowered to half-mast between the Member of Congress' death and their burial. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) death on Saturday.

Edward M. Kennedy, President Obama ordered flags to fly at half-staff for five days. But the President has the authority to order a longer period of mourning.

The White House didn't immediately respond to questions Monday.

However, this time around, Trump did not make any presidential proclamation around the flags.

"CBS This Morning" reached out to the White House for a comment on the flag.

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The American Legion, the country's largest wartime veterans service organization, joined in condemning Trump for his muted response to McCain's death. Instead, the family reportedly requested that former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies for the Arizona senator.

In 1973, two months after the ceasefire in Vietnam, McCain, painfully thin and with a limp, was handed over to the USA military during a ceremony with his fellow prisoners of war. He frequently criticized the president's policies and tone, taking aim at Trump's friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and famously sinking legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. mission in Vietnam plans to launch a fellowship in honor of McCain for a young Vietnamese leader committed to public service to travel on a U.S. study tour.

Trump insulted McCain while campaigning for the presidency, mocking McCain's time spent as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, saying "He's a hero because he was captured, I like people who weren't captured".

Col. Tran Trong Duyet, who ran Hoa Lo Prison while McCain was held there for almost six years, told the paper that he grew to admire him during the time he was in captivity.

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