Trump offers condolences, orders flags at half-staff to honor Dingell

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE on Friday ordered U.S. flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the late Rep. John DingellJohn DingellThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears Bill Clinton jokes no one would skip Dingell's funeral: 'Only time' we could get the last word The unlikely legislative duo that joined together on immigration MORE (D-Mich.), who passed away a day earlier at the age of 92.

Trump said in a proclamation that flags will be lowered at all federal buildings, military posts and diplomatic facilities until sunset on Saturday “as a mark of respect for the memory and long standing service” of Dingell, who was the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

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The Michigan Democrat died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He retired from Congress in 2014 after a six-decade career in the House that included a long stint as chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee.

“Deepest sympathies to Congresswoman Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Push for cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill | Court lets Dems defend ObamaCare | Flu season not as severe as last year, CDC says Bill Clinton jokes no one would skip Dingell's funeral: 'Only time' we could get the last word Democrats seek cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill MORE and the entire family of John Dingell. Longest serving Congressman in Country’s history which, if people understand politics, means he was very smart. A great reputation and highly respected man,” Trump tweeted later Friday.

Trump provoked controversy in August when he waited two days after the death of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMark Kelly's campaign raises over M in days after launching Senate bid The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers wait for Trump's next move on border deal Mark Kelly launches Senate bid in Arizona MORE (R-Ariz.) to lower flags to half-staff at the White House. Like McCain, Dingell was a vocal critic of the president.

Updated at 3:16 p.m.