Melania Trump to attend Barbara Bush's funeral

Melania Trump to attend Barbara Bush's funeral
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First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpEx-Melania Trump adviser raised concerns of excessive inauguration spending weeks before events: CNN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump moves green cards, citizenship away from poor, low-skilled White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations 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 ObamaJuan Williams: Democrats finally hit Trump where it hurts Michelle Obama to present Lin-Manuel Miranda with the Portrait of a Nation Prize Michelle Obama thanks her high school for naming new athletic complex after her MORE attended Nancy Reagan’s funeral in 2016, and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe exhaustion of Democrats' anti-Trump delusions Poll: Trump trails three Democrats by 10 points in Colorado Soft levels of support mark this year's Democratic primary 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.