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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