President Trump Responds to Media Attacking Him Over His Handling of McCain's Death Mike Vance August 28, 2018 News As you know, the media has put an assault on President Trump after the death of John McCain. This is despite President Trump going to Twitter multiple times to pay his respect. Now President Trump responds to the claims outside of Twitter for the first time. Here is the statement, per Tweet Transcript: Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment. I have asked Vice President Mike Pence to offer an address at the ceremony honoring Senator McCain at the United States Capitol this Friday. At the request of the McCain family, I have also authorized military transportation of Senator McCain’s remains from Arizona to Washington, D.C., military pallbearers and band support, and a horse and caisson transport during the service at the United States Naval Academy. Finally, I have asked General John Kelly, Secretary James Mattis, and Ambassador John Bolton to represent my Administration at his services. Trump's first non-Twitter statement on McCain: "Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment." pic.twitter.com/N3ewC1CeqP — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 27, 2018 Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Senator John Sidney McCain III: pic.twitter.com/HuwWBFmRZ3 — Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) August 27, 2018 President Trump did a great job of acknowledging their differences while paying respects to the lifelong politician. Surely the media will continue their assault job on our president, but anyone who reads the whole story knows the real truth.