Statement from Senator John McCain

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Former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at a service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday.

A wooden spike marks the spot, August 25, 2018 where Sen.

McCain will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in a private ceremony on Sunday. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now slated to speak. Instead, Trump expressed condolences to his family.

"My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain", Trump wrote Saturday on Twitter. Our hearts and prayers are with you!

Next: the flag. Many outlets and observers, including CBS pointed out that the White House raised their American flag back to full mast last night, which disregards the Flag Code which states they be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress".

The flags at the White House had been lowered a day earlier.

Lyons said he met McCain one other time at an event in Washington DC to commemorate a book about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the capitol.

McCain was a frequent critic of Trump on everything from his leadership style to his Russian Federation policy. Trump, when he returned to Washington, altered his stance, but nearly daily assails the investigation into the election interference.

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Since that momentous political defeat, Trump had, in speeches at rallies across the country, frequently mocked the thumbs-down gesture McCain used to torpedo the legislation. "But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake". That's because Team Trump made a decision to repeat those words verbatim using a typographic template superimposed over a photo not of the late senator, but of one Donald J. Trump. We'll have more on McCain's political legacy after headlines.

Rivera's suggestion was met with shock, accusations of stupidity, and a reminder that the chain of succession was largely left behind when the United States seized its independence from the United Kingdom, in favor of a little something called democracy. He talked to you; he wasn't looking at someone more important. His voice will be missed.

The families became closer during McCain's illness.

Meanwhile, scores of people in Hanoi paid their respects to McCain at the U.S. Embassy and at a monument by Truc Bach lake, where he landed after parachuting from his damaged plane.

Pham Binh Minh wrote in a condolence book at the U.S. embassy in Hanoi: "For both the government of Vietnam and its people, Senator McCain was a symbol of his generation of senators, and of the veterans of the Vietnam War".

McCain survived over five years in a Vietnam War prison camp, for which he received a Silver Star.

Vietnamese people and United States citizens in Hanoi have been visiting the grey, concrete monument to offer flowers, incense, flags and other tributes.