President Trump paid homage to deceased Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at a White House event Monday night with evangelical leaders.
"Our hearts and prayers are going to the family of Senator John McCain," he said. "We very much appreciate everything that Senator McCain has done for our country."
Trump also sent out a statement Monday afternoon:
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.