>> I want when I leave, that the ceremony is at the Naval Academy. And we just have a couple of people stand up and say this guy, he served his country.>> John McCain will get his wish. Burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His alma mater.
But you can bet there will be more than just a couple of people who will want to send him off.>> That's John McCain, humble, along with being a warrior.>> McCain died over the weekend at the age of 81, after a more than year long battle with brain cancer.
His body will lie in state in both Phoenix and the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC before receiving a military funeral at the Washington National Cathedral with Vice President Mike Pence expected to attend.but not President Trump. An outspoken critic of Trump's McCain requested the president be barred from the service, instead, requesting former President's, George W Bush and Barack Obama both of whom, blocked McCain's presidential aspirations by winning the White House themselves to give you eulogies at his funeral.
Trump, so far offering only a tepid response to McCain's death, tweeting condolences to his family but stopping short of praising the war hero and six term senator himself. Trump also returned the White House flag to full staff after just one day, unusually quick for the death of a sitting senator.
And according the Washington Post nixed a plan to offer an official White House statement calling McCain a hero despite the urging of his top aides. On Monday, McCain's long time speech writer Mark Saulter reflected his friend's wishes by telling NBC quote, "I'm going to try very hard not to think about or talk about Donald Trump for this week.
And make sure John is buried with the honors and decorum he's earned from years of faithful service to this country."