Trump meets Bush family ahead of funeral

Florence Lopez
December 5, 2018

Bob Dole was helped out of his wheelchair Tuesday to salute former President George H.W. Bush as he lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda. "David Gergen just mentioned we need to give him credit for not tweeting out nasty things about President Bush".

The Texas Republican, who served as the 41st US president from 1989 to 1993, died Friday at age 94.

Bush died Friday at age 94.

CNN used the event to assume the worst of the president and proceeded not to focus on remembering the life of Bush, but instead focus on attacking the president, more specifically, his character.

"All his years in public service were characterized by kindness, modesty and patriotism", Pence said. In another image of unity, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi did the same several minutes later, standing next to one another as a second wreath was placed.

Melania represented the current White House.

Democrats and Republicans remain locked in a standoff over funding for President Donald Trump's border wall that could trigger a partial government shutdown in the coming days and Washington is still reeling from a divisive midterm campaign season where the leaders of both parties were targets and Trump frequently went on the attack on the campaign trail.

Nasdaq also observed a moment of silence, displayed a message honoring Bush on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square and announced a Wednesday closure.

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Denise Sesler of Nashville, state of Tennessee, was among a crowd of people lining up outside Capitol Hill.

Mary Kasper, of Arlington, Virginia, said she was working overseas in London during the first Gulf War, deemed an unqualified success on Mr. Bush's watch.

"Resolute through war, President Bush was magnanimous in peace", Mr. Trump said.

30, will be honored Wednesday at a state funeral at Washington National Cathedral in the nation's capital, beginning at 11 a.m.

"This will be about the celebration of the noble public service that George H.W. Bush gave". The elder Bush enjoyed wearing a colorful pair of socks for different occasions.

"Mission complete", McGrath wrote in the caption.

Maryland joins federal departments and agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, in closing Wednesday out of respect for the 41st president. He will be buried alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April. Dole was a member of the U.S. Army while Bush was a U.S. Navy pilot.

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