The White House has lowered the American flag to half-staff again after being heaped with criticism for it being raised after a short tribute to the late John McCain.

Earlier on Monday, President Donald Trump was heavily criticized for the decision to return the flag to full-staff.

"The minute TV covered it being at half-staff — probably news to Trump that it had been lowered — I knew it wouldn’t last,” Republican strategist Mike Murphy wrote on Twitter. “Not in this sick White House. Yet nobody ever resigns.”

The move also drew condemnation from the American Legion, a large veteran's group.