President Trump Will Attend the Funeral of George H. W. Bush

Irving Hamilton
December 8, 2018

The world is waking up to news this morning that former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has passed away.

As the Queen sent a message of condolence to the people of the America following the death of former president George HW Bush, here's a look at their relationship in pictures. Melania Trump attended instead.

Former President George W. Bush called him "the best dad a son or daughter could ask for". Trump, who will be in attendance, will designate this upcoming Wednesday, Dec. 5, a national day of mourning.

Clinton also penned an op-ed in The Washington Post on Saturday, writing that many people were surprised at their relationship "considering we were once political adversaries".

"President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and handsome life", Trump wrote Saturday morning on Twitter.

When the monarch visited George Bush Snr's son George W Bush in 2007 Washington during his presidential term, she was reunited with the former American leader at a return dinner she hosted at the ambassador's residence.

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The Trumps were informed of Mr Bush's death at the age 94 late on Friday while in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Group of 20 summit of rich and developing nations.

"It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of one of America's greatest points of light", Trump said in a statement.

In a 2006 interview with CNN's Larry King on "Larry King Live", Bush, who flew combat missions in World War II, read part of a letter he wrote his five children before the start of the Gulf War in which he discussed the phrase.

He added, "President Bush always found a way to set the bar higher". 'Thousand points of light?' I never got that one.

Trump, the 45th president, paid tribute to "the life and legacy of 41". "I think probably most of us knew we were looking at the two candidates in the next presidential election". "And I'm not too excited about him being a leader". "And I think in an odd way, he made it look so easy that people don't appreciate how hard a task he had".

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