Trump to attend Billy Graham's funeral in Charlotte

Trump to attend Billy Graham's funeral in Charlotte

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE will attend the Rev. Billy Graham's funeral Friday in Charlotte, N.C., according to multiple reports.

WBTV in Charlotte first reported that Trump would attend the funeral.

Trump paid his respects to the evangelical Christian leader, who died last week at the age of 99 in his North Carolina home, in a tweet last week. 

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Mourners and well-wishers turned out on Saturday to watch a 130-mile motorcade procession in North Carolina carrying Graham's body. 

The motorcade passed through the town of Black Mountain before arriving four hours later at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. 

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