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

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The US flag at the White House was back at full staff Monday morning - in contrast to the US Capitol - after being lowered over the weekend to mark McCain's death Saturday of brain cancer at age 81.

While the White House lowered their flags to half-staff on Saturday, this morning, these flags at the White House and the Eisenhower Executive Building are back at full-staff.

McCain meanwhile won the president's undying enmity past year, by casting a dramatic thumbs down vote - only one of three Republican senators to do so - against a Trump-backed effort to repeal Barack Obama's signature health care law. Normally, the White House flags are generally flown at half-mast until the burial of a lawmaker and other notable personalities. Twitter users also bashed Trump for sharing an Instagram post about McCain's death that featured a picture of himself.

The Arizona Republican, whose relationship with President Trump has always been fraught, died on Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer.

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The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The flag was lowered to half-staff on the day of McCain's death and the following day as established by the federal code. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

He was interrogated, beaten and repeatedly tortured in a Hanoi prison for five years, .

He went on to attack McCain's service in the military, saying of the onetime prisoner of war: "I like people that weren't captured". John McCain's (R-Ariz.) death on Saturday.

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McCain said the battles in Vietnam prepared him for high office.

The senator will lie in state at the Arizona state capitol on Wednesday with his first memorial service taking place in Phoenix on Thursday.

The senator's service to his country began more than six decades ago at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis and will end there in a cemetery overlooking Maryland's Severn River.

Trump and McCain had a bitter relationship that lasted through McCain's final days. McCain's plane was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 during a bombing run. Vice President Joe Biden is now slated to speak.

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