The animosity between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican critic-in-chief, Senator John McCain has continued even after McCain’s death on Saturday.
The Hill reports that flags at the White House, which were lowered at half staff on Saturday, after McCain’s death, returned to full staff on Monday, less than 48 hours after.
Several reporters who noted the symbolism change tweeted about it.
According to The Hill, President Trump had ordered the flags lowered on Saturday evening.
A number of reporters and commentators noted that in the past flags remained lowered to honour lawmakers and major public figures until their funerals.
As the nation remembers John McCain, the flags at the White House are not at half staff. pic.twitter.com/9D32OH6YZa
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) August 27, 2018
Flags at the White House were lowered to half staff this weekend for the passing of John McCain but this morning they are back to full staff.
There was no official proclamation from President Trump (as he has done in the past for other notable figures passing) pic.twitter.com/rmUO6xbtrp
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) August 27, 2018
Flag back at full staff atop WH. Pres Trump did not issue proclamation on the death of @SenJohnMcCain, which usually calls for flags to remain at half-staff through the day of interment, which is Sunday at the @NavalAcademy. pic.twitter.com/NGasNPT0VB
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 27, 2018