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Twitter Outraged As White House Returns Flag to Full Staff After McCain’s Death: ‘No Soul, No Shame?’

While flags at the Washington Monument and at the U.S. Capitol flew at half staff to mourn the loss of John McCain, the White House promptly returned its flag to full staff just two days after his death.

“The flag-lowering that lasted less than 48 hours breaks from precedent that it is lowered until burial,” ABC News reports.

It’s news to no one that President Donald Trump was not the biggest fan of McCain – nor the late senator of the president – but Twitter was quick to point out that the apparently pettiness of the move, and the image of the White House’s flag flying high in the wind while all the flags just behind it at the Washington Monument flew half staff, was a striking, insulting image:

A few reporters pointed out that there is a code for the duration of time the White House should fly flags at half-staff for Congress members, but that the code is loose and often ignored in favor of paying tribute for a longer time:

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