Trump to visit Andrews to receive body of fallen secret service member

Trump to visit Andrews to receive body of fallen secret service member
© Getty Images

President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE will travel to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday to meet with the family of a Secret Service agent who died unexpectedly after suffering a stroke in Scotland.

The White House said in a statement that the president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpRNC pushes back against call for chair's resignation over LGBT outreach Trump Tower bar selling presidential cocktail with side of Diet Coke, beef sliders Cheney knocks Ted Cruz: 'A real man would be defending his wife' MORE will "pay their respects to the family of fallen United States Secret Service Special Agent Nole Edward Remagen."

Federal Aviation Administration travel notice issued earlier Wednesday indicated that Trump would be traveling in the area of Joint Base Andrews between 4:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The trip coincides with the return of Remagen's remains. 


In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the president offered his first comments on Remagen's death, which the Secret Service announced on Tuesday.

“Our hearts are filled with sadness over the loss of a beloved and devoted Special Agent, husband, and father. Our prayers are with Special Agent Remagen’s loved ones, including his wife and two young children,” Trump said in a statement. “We grieve with them and with his Secret Service colleagues, who have lost a friend and a brother.”

“Melania and I are deeply grateful for his lifetime of devotion, and today, we pause to honor his life and 24 years of service to our Nation,” Trump said.

Remagen was a member of the Secret Service for 19 years.

The Secret Service announced Tuesday that an agent who accompanied Trump on his trip last week to the United Kingdom had died after suffering a stroke.

Remagen suffered the stroke during Trump's July 15 stay at his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, the Secret Service said.

--Updated at 1:22 p.m.