CNN: Trump Saw TV Coverage of McCain as ‘over the Top and More Befitting a President’
CAMEROTA: "This morning, the flag at the White House has been lowered back to half-staff in honor of Senator John McCain’s passing. So why the back and forth and up and down? Well, this morning we have new details about why President Trump initially refused to praise Senator McCain or even mention that he was a six-term senator and Republican presidential nominee and a P.O.W. who endured five and a half years of captivity and torture. 'The Wall Street Journal' reports the President felt the television coverage of McCain’s passing was, quote, over the top and more befitting a president. But, President Trump did ultimately cave to pressure from Congress, veterans groups and members of his own staff, so yesterday afternoon he released a statement saying he respects McCain’s service to the country and ordered the flag to remain at half-staff until McCain is buried. The President also appeared on camera last night saying he appreciated, quote, everything McCain has done for the country."