Trump to watch Barbara Bush's funeral from Mar-a-Lago

Trump to watch Barbara Bush's funeral from Mar-a-Lago
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE said Saturday he will watch the funeral services for former first lady Barbara Bush from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

“Heading to the Southern White House to watch the Funeral Service of Barbara Bush. First Lady Melania has arrived in Houston to pay our respects. Will be a beautiful day!” Trump tweeted.

Trump added that the White House has set up a remembrance display near Bush’s portrait in the White House.


Trump has been in Florida since last weekend. He spent most of Saturday morning at his golf club.

The White House said the president would skip Bush's funeral "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service."

It is not uncommon for sitting presidents not to attend the funerals of former first ladies.

Former Presidents Obama and Clinton will be in attendance at the services in Houston, along with their wives. They will join George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush among the former presidents in attendance.

Barbara Bush died Tuesday night at age 92. She had been hospitalized multiple times throughout the past year, and recently decided against seeking additional medical treatment.