President Trump to name December 5 a National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush

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President Trump is slated to attend the Washington funeral of former president George H.W. Bush and will designate next Wednesday a National Day of Mourning, the White House said Saturday.

Trump was notified overnight on Friday of Bush’s passing. He is planning to speak by phone on Saturday morning with the late president’s son, former president George W. Bush, to offer his condolences on behalf of himself, first lady Melania Trump and the nation, according to a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

President Trump and the first lady will attend George H.W. Bush’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral, Sanders said.

“A state funeral is being arranged with all of the accompanying support and honors,” Sanders said.

Sanders said Trump will also designate Wednesday a national day of mourning.

Trump also did not attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. Melania Trump did attend that service in Texas, as did the Obamas.