Facing a national outpouring of scorn, the White House relented Monday afternoon and once again lowered flags on the grounds to half staff in honor of the late Sen. John McCain.
The flags had been raised to full staff earlier Monday, after being lowered for only a few days to mark the death of McCain.
But politicians from both sides of the aisle as well as national leaders of veterans’ groups, slammed President Trump in protest, calling the commander-in-chief vindictive and petty.
The White House typically honors deceased lawmakers by keeping the building’s flags at half-staff until their funerals, according to The Hill.
But that requires a presidential proclamation, and Trump didn’t issue one.
The move comes shortly after the American Legion and other veterans organizations had blasted Trump.
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SOURCE: NY Post, Nikki Schwab and Ruth Brown