“In the Senate chamber on Monday, John McCain’s desk was draped in black and topped with a vase of white roses. The majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, rose to praise Mr. McCain as a colleague and hero who ‘spotlighted many of our highest values.’ Outside, an impromptu memorial took shape as the flags over Capitol Hill flew at half-staff,” according to The New York Times.
“In only one building in Washington were Mr. McCain’s legacy and achievements greeted with anything like ambivalence: the White House.
“President Trump, under enormous public and private pressure, finally issued a proclamation of praise for Mr. McCain on Monday afternoon, two days after the senator’s death, and ordered the flag to be flown at half-staff seemingly in the only place it wasn’t already, the presidential complex.”
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