The Daily Beast reports:
The flag at the White House was raised back to full-staff Monday morning, just hours after it had been briefly lowered to recognize the death of John McCain. The move breaks with a tradition that has normally seen sitting senators who die in office have flags lowered until burial — as well as the extraordinarily public disrespect shown by President Donald Trump toward his political enemy.
Flag back at full staff atop WH. Pres Trump did not issue proclamation on the death of @SenJohnMcCain, which usually calls for flags to remain at half-staff through the day of interment, which is Sunday at the @NavalAcademy. pic.twitter.com/NGasNPT0VB
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 27, 2018
In 1954 Eisenhower made the flag system regular. Should remain at half-mast until burial for any member of congress. https://t.co/PmUohRyzQV
— Joe Delmonaco (@JoeDelmonaco) August 27, 2018
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 27, 2018
The flags at the White House are back at full staff this morning. Traditionally, sitting senators who die in office have flags lowered in their honor from date of death until burial. And we’ve received no presidential proclamation for McCain.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) August 27, 2018