28 Aug 2018

Trump refuses to publish White House statement on McCain

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 28 August 2018

US President Donald Trump has refused to publish a letter drafted by White House staff on the death of Senator John McCain. He also refused to sign a proclamation which would order the American flag to remain at half-mast until the funeral. Mr Trump has remained silent on the passing of the man he often clashed with, other than to issue a two-line tweet. Our correspondent Simon Marks speaks to Susie Ferguson.