McCain denounced him for using language that “fired up the crazies”, while Trump said McCain was a “dummy” who had barely managed to graduate from the US Naval Academy.
Trump’s tweet Saturday night did not mention his military or Senate service or include any praise for the late Arizona Republican. She outlived her 81-year-old son.
Two days after Sen.
Trump and McCain clashed often.
Officials close to Ducey said that, as of Sunday, the White House had not weighed in on the appointment; the only guidance they have received from the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, was to pick somebody with whom the leadership can work. The original statement was drafted beforeMcCain died Saturday, and Sanders and others edited a final version this weekend that was ready for the president, the aides said.
The president also says he’s agreed to the McCain family’s request for military transportation of McCain’s remains from Arizona to Washington. “At a time like this, you would expect more of an American president when you’re talking about the passing of a true American hero”.
The nation’s largest veterans’ service organization urged Trump in a statement Monday to follow longtime protocol following the deaths of prominent government officials.
“Condolences to senator and war veteran John McCain, who greatly contributed to the normalization of Vietnam-U.S. relations”, said one message in Vietnamese, left at the sculpture attached to a bouquet of flowers on Monday.
According to reports, the family has asked Trump not to attend the funeral. “He heard me but did not answer”, wrote ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on Twitter.
McCain’s office was in the beaux-arts style building, on Constitution Avenue, and it’s where the committee he proudly chaired, the Senate Armed Services Committee, meets.
The status of the White House flag made the rounds on social media, fueling speculation that its height was the president’s attempt to insult McCain.
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.
Sen. John McCain died at 81 after a strenuous battle with glioblastoma.
Several Vietnamese leaders – including Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh – also paid respects to McCain and expressed condolences to his family.
“I have reassurances as long as there are people in line to file through to see John, the Capitol will remain open”, said former McCain advisor Rick Davis.
As many flags around the nation remained at half-staff Monday to mourn Sen.
Usually, flags are lowered by Presidential proclamation, as Barack Obama ordered for three senators during his tenure as president – as well as for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The White House didn’t immediately respond to questions Monday.