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Trump pays respects to late president Bush at US Capitol

By AFP

Added 4th December 2018 04:47 PM

The Trumps made a brief visit to the US Capitol's rotunda, where Bush is lying in state as part of multiple days of services and tributes to honor the 41st US president

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to pay their respects to former US President George H. W. Bush as he lies in state in the US Capitol's rotunda December 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. - The body of the late former President George H.W. Bush travelled from Houston to Washington, where he will lie in state at the US Capitol through Wednesday morning. Bush, who died on November 30, will return to Houston for his funeral on Thursday. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

The Trumps made a brief visit to the US Capitol's rotunda, where Bush is lying in state as part of multiple days of services and tributes to honor the 41st US president

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid their respects to late president George H.W. Bush in Washington on Monday night.

The Trumps made a brief visit to the US Capitol's rotunda, where Bush is lying in state as part of multiple days of services and tributes to honor the 41st US president.

The high point of the commemorations will come Wednesday with a state funeral service at Washington National Cathedral -- the first presidential funeral since Gerald Ford died in 2006.

Trump -- who has often clashed with the Bush family -- has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning, and plans to attend the funeral.

"Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush," Trump tweeted Monday.

Bush died Friday at age 94, at his home in Houston -- "a very gentle and peaceful passing," in the words of his lifelong friend and advisor James Baker.

 ormer  president eorge ush gestures as he addresses guests after receiving the 2nd annual issinger prize during an awards ceremony at the merican cademy in erlin on uly 03 2008 Former US president George Bush gestures as he addresses guests after receiving the 2nd annual Kissinger prize, during an awards ceremony at the American Academy in Berlin on July 03, 2008.

 

 n this file photo taken on anuary 20 2005 ormer  resident eorge   ush  and his wife arbara wait for the start of inaugural ceremonies at the  apitol uilding in ashington  In this file photo taken on January 20, 2005 Former US President George H. W. Bush (L) and his wife Barbara wait for the start of inaugural ceremonies at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

 

 

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