As political dignitaries gathered in Washington to memorialize Sen. John McCain, the president tweeted familiar grievances and headed to the golf course.
Meghan McCain kicked off the memorial service that was attended by a who's who crowd of Democratic and Republican leaders.
Obama and Bush will be joined by a collection of former US presidents, senators, Vietnam-era officials and others paying tribute to McCain.
Trump faced bipartisan outcry for his response to McCain’s death.
The Russell Senate Office Building came up on the search engine’s map as “McCain Senate Office Building” for several hours Wednesday morning.
Mattis said he’s working in coordination with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s diplomatic efforts, but he also signalled that smaller-scale exercises are going ahead.
McCain's death could give Trump even greater leverage over a rightward-tilting Republican party.
Flags flew at full-staff for much of the day at the White House, in contrast to honours the late senator received elsewhere in Washington and across the country.
Although McCain’s successor will be in office through 2020, the choice could send ripple effects through this November’s election.
McCain lived in the service of his country: first as a US Navy fighter pilot, then as a lawmaker until his death Saturday at age 81, following a brain cancer diagnosis in summer 2017.
He was 81 and died in a battle with brain cancer.
McCain, who represented Arizona in the Senate and House of Representatives for 35 years, has discontinued his treatment for brain cancer.
McCain, 81, had indicated he opposed the nomination of now CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel over her role in enhanced interrogation techniques under president George W. Bush.
“I get a new smart phone every 18 months. We should be able to upgrade our weapons on a similarly rapid turn,” says the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.