"Senator John McCain was an American hero and cherished member of The American Legion", the statement continued.
Trump never apologized for the slam against McCain, who among other statements regarding the president, specifically disinvited Trump from attending his funeral, at which former presidents George W. Bush and Barrack Obama will deliver eulogies. The episode highlighted the outsider president's impulse to harbor personal resentments regardless of political repercussions.
The flag atop the White House is back at half staff after an uproar over what many saw as disrespect of the late Senator John McCain.
Many expressed their frustration with the president for raising the White House flag and demanded that the president return the flag to half-staff. John McCain's death, President Donald Trump says he respects the senator's "service to our country" and has signed a proclamation to fly the US flag at half-staff until his burial.
"In it and through [John McCain's] service, he defied characterization, frustrated the exhausted conventions of the way party loyalists are suppose to behave, acted against his own political interests time and time again in a way from our vantage points today is nothing short of awe inspiring", Flake said of McCain.
Trump ignored reporters' questions on McCain on four occasions at the White House on Monday. As he was peppered with questions about McCain's legacy, the usually talkative President made no response.
By day's end, it had become clear that in his stubborn defiance of protocol, the president had single-handedly turned the death of McCain into yet another political firestorm that was all about Trump. Privately, he has groused about such slights as his belief that McCain did not appreciate his endorsement in the senator's 2016 re-election bid. As is typically the case, that order extended well beyond the White House, to include US embassies and military installations around the world.
Several White House aides echoed Short, saying Trump was in a no-win situation and vetoed a statement partly because he didn't want to seem disingenuous.
"On the behalf of The American Legion's two million wartime veterans, I strongly urge you to make an appropriate presidential proclamation noting Senator McCain's death and legacy of service to our nation, and that our nation's flag be half-staffed through his internment", said Denise Rohan, Legion national commander.
While the president's statement sought to defuse the controversy, an upcoming celebration of Mr McCain's life is likely to bring new awkwardness.
Mr Trump said he had asked his vice president Mike Pence to speak at a ceremony honouring Mr McCain at the Capitol on Friday.
He also said he had agreed to the McCain family's request for military transportation of the senator's remains from Arizona to Washington. Burial will be on Sunday at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Senate convened Monday for the first time since McCain's death. He called McCain's death a "problem" for the Republican party, with few of the party's politicians willing to challenge Trump's administration with the same "forcefulness" as McCain. Trump initially tweeted condolences to McCain's family, but made no mention then of the Arizona Republican with whom he feuded for years.
As Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a Trump friend, put it, "I think there's a lot of hard feelings on both sides".
Earlier this month, when he signed a multi-billion dollar defence bill named after McCain, the president did not say his name. "I like people that weren't captured", Trump said at a campaign event in Iowa in 2015. McCain was also alarmed by the rise of far-right populism in Europe, and the British break with the European Union that Trump has heralded. He later withdrew his support after the release of the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape in which Trump bragged about groping women.
After Trump took office, McCain established himself as a leading critic, opposing Trump's immigration-limiting order, warning him against coziness with Moscow and lecturing him on the illegality of torture. He was held for 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam after the attack aircraft he was piloting was shot down during a bombing raid over Hanoi.
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Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. At Truc Bach Lake, which is situated in the middle of modern-day Hanoi, there is a memorial that bears McCain's name.
McCain's body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington before a procession passing by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Bush and Obama had been McCain's political opponents, too, blocking his White House ambitions in 2000 and 2008, respectively.
The South Korean leader is due to visit Pyongyang next month for what will be his third meeting with Kim this year. He added: "In the meantime I would like to send my warmest regards and respect to Chairman Kim".
Trump did not mention McCain or the health care vote in a speech Friday night at a fundraising dinner in Ohio. McCain's office said in a statement , "Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018".
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Ducey said McCain's fight for America wasn't over adding "it's a fight all Americans are obligated to continue on his behalf". The news outlet stated that McCain's memorial service will include tributes, readings, and musical performances.
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Trump has been criticised for his feud with McCain, which started after he underplayed the senator's renowned military service. Throughout his life, however, he offered a full-throated defence of an America that was active and engaged in the world.