Trump, under pressure, orders flags flown at half-staff for McCain

Trump, under pressure, orders flags flown at half-staff for McCain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, under political pressure for offering only a half-hearted tribute for the late Senator John McCain, said on Monday he respected his service to the nation and ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in his honour.

"Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country and, in his honour, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment," Trump said in a statement.

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Paul Simao)

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Updated Date: Aug 28, 2018 02:05 AM

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