Melania Trump to attend Barbara Bush's funeral

Melania Trump to attend Barbara Bush's funeral
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First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Job growth soars in November Impeachment hearing didn't go as Chairman Nadler planned The Hill's Morning Report — Pelosi makes it official: Trump will be impeached MORE will attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

"Mrs. Trump intends to pay her respects to Barbara Bush and the entire family at the funeral on Saturday," Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday.

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Bush — the wife of former President George H.W. Bush — died a few days after she had decided against seeking additional medical treatment, instead focusing on comfort care.

Bush had been in and out of the hospital for the past year.

Trump will follow in the tradition of other first ladies paying their respects to their counterparts. Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObamas buy home on Martha's Vineyard Michelle Obama to donate 0K to Girls Opportunity Alliance Fund Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama traveling to Southeast Asia for Girls Opportunity Alliance MORE attended Nancy Reagan’s funeral in 2016, and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonYang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Top GOP legislator in California leaves party GOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties MORE attended the funeral of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1994.

Bush's funeral will be held at St. Martin’s Church in Houston on Saturday, and, according to CNN, will be a simple service.

The burial will be private, but the public will be able to pay their respects at the church during visitation to the former first lady’s repose on Friday, CNN reported.