President Donald Trump has ordered that all flags be lowered to half-staff to honor the five victims of last week’s shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland.
The order comes after Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said Monday that Trump had declined his request to lower the flags.
The White House released an official proclamation signed by President Trump Tuesday that ordered American flags to be lowered until sunset.
“Our Nation shares the sorrow of those affected by the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland,” Trump said in the proclamation. “Americans across the country are united in calling upon God to be with the victims and to bring aid and comfort to their families and friends.”
The proclamation came five days after the shooting.