Donald Trump slammed for 'narcissistic' tribute to Senator John McCain

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In Washington, flags on Capitol Hill and the White House were lowered to half-mast in his honor.

The president did not make even the most cursory public show of respect Sunday for McCain, against whom he had continued to indulge a personal grievance even as it was apparent the Arizona Republican was losing his battle with brain cancer.

Hogan said in a statement that McCain "will forever remain one of most valiant heroes our country has ever known".

John McCain will have a front-row view of sailboats and ships passing on the river while a new generation of naval officers play soccer on Sherman Field at the U.S. Naval Academy. Before his political career, he had graduated from the US Naval Academy and served in the Navy from 1958-1981.

Friday morning, lawmakers will gather in the Rotunda to salute McCain; a funeral service will be held Saturday at Washington's National Cathedral.

McCain's death is the first time a sitting senator has died since Trump's administration began.

McCain reportedly requested that former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies at his funeral, while Trump was not invited.

In 2016, after the U.S. president, Donald Trump, had cast doubt on whether the USA would come to the aid of the eastern flank of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in case of an attack, McCain, during his visit to Tallinn, assured the country the United States was committed to the security of the Baltic region and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

McCain will also receive this honor at the Arizona Capitol, according to Gov. Doug Ducey.

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Some of Trump's supporters, for their part, savaged McCain on social media, calling him a spiteful person who had betrayed his own party and blackballed the president as his dying wish.

Some of Arizona's pro-Trump conservatives say that Ducey's top priority should be to appoint somebody who is unwaveringly loyal to the president.

The deceased on the night of 26 August, Senator John McCain has had a long and winding life albeit - but one of the key episodes in his life was participation in the Vietnam war and its capture by the Vietnamese military.

In 2015, McCain himself revealed the simple epitaph he wanted on his tombstone, which will stand alongside those of naval heroes going back to the 1800s: "He served his country".

Fellow Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy praised McCain's "life, leadership and patriotism" and said America was lucky to have him as an inspiration.

Trump and McCain were at odds until the end. McSally is seeking the Republican nomination for the Senate seat in Arizona.

In a video posted online by ABC News, Schumer said he is introducing the legislation so that McCain will be remembered for generations to come.The New York Democrat also appeared to make a nod to McCain's memorable thumbs-down vote a year ago against a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Trump posted Saturday evening shortly after McCain's death was announced.

The president said he designed White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser John Bolton to represent his administration at McCain's services.