The First Family Meets Privately with George W., Laura Bush to Offer Condolences
“President Trump and first lady Melania Trump met privately Tuesday evening with former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush on the eve of funeral services for former President George H.W. Bush,” Brett Samuels reports in The Hill. Thousands of Americans have visited the Capitol this week to pay respects to former President Bush, whose remains lay in state there until this morning.
President Trump has declared today a national day of mourning, coinciding with State Funeral services for our 41st President at the National Cathedral.
In The Hill, Emily Birnbaum reports that First Lady Melania Trump hosted members of the Bush family, including former First Lady Laura Bush, for a special tour of the White House Christmas decorations. “A sweet visit during this somber week," the former First Lady wrote on Instagram. “Thanks to Mrs. Trump for inviting our family to the White House to see the Christmas decorations and our old friends, the residence staff.”
Today’s State Funeral for former President George H. W. Bush “will be attended by President Trump and the four living ex-presidents—Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama,” David Sim of Newsweek reports. “Dignitaries from around the world are expected to attend the state funeral, including Britain’s Prince Charles and former Prime Minister John Major, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, and Poland's President Andrzej Duda and former President Lech Walesa.”