The White House tried to rescind an order to lower flags to half-staff after John McCain died, a former official says.

President Trump wasn’t simply furious that the flags on federal buildings had been lowered to half-staff to honor the late Senator John McCain in August 2018: He actually tried to have them raised, again, on all buildings across the country, according to a former senior official at the Department of Homeland Security.

“I get someone from the White House, a senior person there, who calls and says, ‘What is going on with the flags. The president is upset, this has gone out too soon and he doesn’t want it to happen.’”

After some frantic middle-of-the-night research, he said, he learned that after the White House lowered its flag, D.H.S. had sent orders for all federal buildings to follow suit.

“I was then asked, ‘Would you guys be able to rescind the directive?’” Mr. Taylor said. He said he told the White House officialthat “we would need a compelling reason for the White House to order us to do that.”

“They never ended up giving us that order, but the intimation I got was, ‘This shouldn’t have happened,’” Mr. Taylor said. It was that the president “won’t want them down, and he’s angry, and look into what you would be able to do with it.”

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5 thoughts on “The White House tried to rescind an order to lower flags to half-staff after John McCain died, a former official says.

  1. Keith September 6, 2020 / 08:37

    Scottie, a comeback on Trump supporters who say he did not say the things he did about our soldiers are two simple statements.
    – why did he lie twice in his tweets when he denied he said things – he did call McCain a loser several times and he did try to avoid lowering the flags to half staff.
    – why did four credible sources, including the national security reporter at Fox News corroborate the stories; the Fox News source even added that Trump reference people who fought in Vietnam as “suckers” for not getting out of it.

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    • Scottie September 6, 2020 / 09:40

      Hello Keith. Because he is tweeting and talking only to his base now. He is not trying to reach any new voters. He thinks his base is enough to win him the election with the other rigging he is trying to do. And it is working with his base. I have just watched a news show segment where they interviewed his supporters in the Midwest and they love him unwavering. One man said tRump almost walks on water. A woman said he had honored all his promises or tried too. She also said black support for tRump was far greater than the media wanted people to know and it would show in tRump winning the election. You just can not reason with these people. Hugs

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      • TheChattyIntrovert September 7, 2020 / 20:49

        did they have the plastic, Stepford-wife smile going on while they were talking, by any chance? That’s what I tend to picture in my head these days when I see a happy Dump supporter… smile, and nothing upstairs.

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        • Keith September 8, 2020 / 11:32

          Scottie, when you can convince people the economy is in the tank, when it actually was in its 91st consecutive month of economic growth,5% unemployment, the stock market had more than doubled under his predecessor….then it is quite easy to wake up the day after the inauguration and say look what I did in one day! Yes, I do walk on water. Keith

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          • Scottie September 8, 2020 / 12:18

            Hello Keith. According to Cohen tRump hates Obama with a passion and so must not only erase anything Obama did but never let him have credit for anything. It is weird that he repeats that the military was depleted and had no bullets and his cult believes that when the military funding increased every year. It is weird to me that his cult buys every word he utters, even knowing it is wrong. Hugs


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