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Trump orders federal flags to fly half-staff to honor Rep. John Lewis

President Trump ordered flags on all federal buildings to be flown half-staff Saturday “as a mark of respect for the reminiscence and longstanding public service” of Rep. John Lewis.

Lewis, a civil rights icon and 17-term congressman from Georgia, died Friday after an extended sickness.

The order, issued Saturday morning, instructed army bases, naval ships, embassies, and federal workplaces world wide to decrease their flags for the rest of the day.

Earlier, White Home Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had tweeted that Lewis “leaves a permanent legacy that can by no means be forgotten.”

“We maintain his household in our prayers,” she added.

Lewis, a passionate Trump critic with a rancorous relationship with the president, boycotted his inauguration in 2017 — and spurred scores of different Democrats to do the identical.

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