Trump expected to attend Billy Graham funeral

Trump expected to attend Billy Graham funeral

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE will be attending the funeral for the evangelical Christian leader Billy Graham on Friday, according to a spokesman for the Graham family.

Mark DeMoss confirmed Trump’s attendance during an interview with WBTV.

Previously, a Secret Service official had told NBC affiliate WYFF Greenville that Trump would be attending the funeral. 


Former President George W. Bush and his wife will pay their respects on Monday due to a scheduling conflict, DeMoss said. He noted that he does not know whether any other former presidents will attend the funeral service.

Graham died on Wednesday at age 99 in his home near Charlotte, N.C. He was suffering from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments at the time of his death.

The late pastor’s body will lie at the Billy Graham Library on Monday and Tuesday and be taken to D.C. to lie in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday and Thursday.

A private funeral and burial will take place on Friday afternoon.