Washington: The United States President Donald Trump issued a statement about the late lawmaker John McCain after dodging questions about him.
According to a report, Trump stated, "Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country."
Reports also suggested that Trump had approved the flag to be lowered again, following the backlash he faced for raising the flags at the White House to full -staff after lowering them on Saturday.
In the statement, Trump stated that he had asked vice-president Mike Pence to deliver remarks at a ceremony celebrating McCain's life on Friday.
John McCain passed away on Saturday (local time) at the age of 81 after a prolonged illness.