President Trump and First Lady Melania Will Attend State Funeral for President George H.W. Bush

The White House announced Saturday morning that President Trump and First Lady Melania will attend the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. While plans for the funeral have not been announced, Trump designated Wednesday as a National Day of Mourning. Bush died late Friday night in Houston at the age of 94.

Vice President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, arrive in New Orleans for the 1988 Republican National Convention. August 1988 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, image via Flickr.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued the following statement:

“The President and First Lady were notified late last night of President George H.W. Bush’s passing. President Trump is scheduled to speak with President George W. Bush this morning and offer his condolences on behalf of himself, the First Lady, and the entire country. A state funeral is being arranged with all of the accompanying support and honors. The President will designate Wednesday, December 5th as a National Day Of Mourning. He and the First Lady will attend the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.”

The Bush library has set up a web page for the public with information about the funeral that will be updated.

The White House flag was lowered to half-staff early Saturday morning.

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