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President Trump Invited to George H. W. Bush’s Funeral

President Donald Trump was notably excluded from former Senator John McCain’s funeral service but was recently invited to attend George Bush Sr.’s funeral.

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Jack Parkos | United States

Former President George H.W. Bush passed away on November 30th at age 94 in his home in Houston, Texas. Bush served as Vice President from 1981 to 1989, and as 41st President from 1989-1993. His memorial services are to be held throughout this week starting December 3rd.

 

George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, next to Bush’s casket in a heartbreaking photo. Source: BBC News

The list of invited guests to his funeral will include his son and former President, George W. Bush, former Presidents Barrack Obama and Bill Clinton, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and many other political figures. Also in attendance will be current President of the United States, Donald Trump, as well as First Lady Melania Trump.

Trump was not invited to John McCain’s funeral earlier this year, with Mike Pence instead representing the administration. Trump has had a rocky relationship with the Bush’s, including when he claimed that George W. Bush made “the single worst decision ever made”. This had many people surprised to see Trump invited to the funeral.

The day of Bush’s passing, the President released a statement along with his wife Melania showing their respect for George H.W. Bush.

The next day President Trump tweeted again, calling Bush a “wonderful man”.

Trump has announced that he plans on attending the funeral, putting politics aside to mourn with the Bush family.  The current President said he looks forward to paying his respects. He has stated he will delay his planned press conference following his G20 summit meeting until after the funeral out of respect for the Bush family.


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