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Trump comments on the death of Arizona Sen. John McCain

Texts of two White House releases about the death of Arizona Sen. John McCain:

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Statement from the Chairman

Despite our differences on policy and politics, I have respect for Senator John McCain’s service to our country, and in his honor, signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half staff until the day of his interment.

I have asked Vice-President Mike Pence to offer an address at the ceremony in honor of Senator McCain in the United States Capitol this Friday.

At the request of the family McCain, I have also authorized military transport of Senator McCain remains from Arizona to Washington, D. C., military pallbearers, and band support, and a horse and caisson transportation during the service at the United States Naval Academy.

Finally, I asked General John Kelly, Secretary James Mattis, and Ambassador John Bolton to represent my Administration on his services.

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THE DEATH OF SENATOR JOHN SIDNEY MCCAIN III

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator John Sidney McCain III, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and in the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consulates and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

In witness WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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