Trump to name Dec. 5 a national day of mourning for George H.W. Bush

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FILE – In this June 5, 1989 file photo, U.S. President George H.W. Bush holds a news conference at the White House in Washington where he condemned the Chinese crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death […]

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored with a state funeral at Washington’s National Cathedral.
    
That’s according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who says President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will attend. She adds Trump is scheduled to speak Saturday with Bush’s son former President George W. Bush to “offer his condolences on behalf of himself, the first lady, and the entire country.”
    
Trump has a tense relationship with the Bush family, stemming from criticism they leveled at his campaign rhetoric and leadership style.
    
Sanders says Trump and his wife were informed late Friday of the elder Bush’s death while in Argentina attending the Group of 20 summit.
    
Trump is also set to designate Wednesday as a national day of mourning.
    

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