George W. Bush will eulogize father: Trump will not speak


Former President George W. Bush will be among those eulogizing his late father, former President George H.W. Bush, during a funeral Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral, CNN reported Monday.

President Trump, meanwhile, will not speak during the funeral, according to CNN, and will instead make a condolence call to the Bush family on Tuesday. Though he won't speak at the funeral, Trump will be in attendance along with first lady Melania Trump.

In addition to George W. Bush, those expected to eulogize George H.W. Bush on Wednesday include former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Bush biographer Jon Meacham, CNN reported.

The 41st president died on Friday at the age of 94. Funeral services will be held throughout the week for Bush, whose remains will fly to Washington, D.C., on Monday from Texas.

Despite having previously feuded with the Bush family, Trump has offered praise for the late Bush in recent days. While in Argentina for the Group of 20 summit, Trump told reporters that Bush was a "wonderful man."

"He was a very fine man. I met him on a number of occasions," Trump added. "He was a terrific guy and he’ll be missed. He lived a full life and an exemplary life."

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