Trump despised McCain so much that he opposed the lowering of the White House flag in honor of the Republican senator from Arizona in 2018. Trump did this only briefly, but when he faced pressure from staff and the media, he lowered the flag again.
Now new book dividers Giving more details about the incident, Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker said then-Chief of Staff John Kelly told Trump what would happen if he didn’t lower the flag.
Trump bowed and lowered the flag.
Colbert showed the quote on his “Late Show” screen. When the camera returned, he was holding a gallon-sized jug of water and proceeded to take a big sip.
“Have to stay hydrated,” Colbert said when he was finished.
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