Laura Bush thanks Melania Trump for a 'sweet visit' to the White House

Former first lady Laura Bush on Tuesday afternoon thanked first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFirst lady, Santa hand out 'Be Best' gear at Toys for Tots event The Hill's Morning Report — Will Trump strike a deal with Chuck and Nancy? John Kelly was always doomed to fail as chief of staff MORE for a "sweet visit" to the White House.

Melania Trump led 20 members of the Bush family on a tour through the White House on Tuesday, a White House source told CNN. She reportedly gave them holiday cookies and arranged for them to meet with residence staff members.

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Laura Bush posted an Instagram photo of the family with some residence staff members Tuesday.

"A sweet visit during this somber week," the former first lady captioned in the Instagram post. "Thanks to Mrs. Trump for inviting our family to the White House to see the Christmas decorations and our old friends, the residence staff."

Melania Trump reportedly did not stay with the Bush family during their entire hourlong visit to the building. "[Trump] wanted to allow for the Bush family to have time at the White House together,” the source told CNN.

The Bush family is in town to commemorate the death of former President George H.W. Bush, who died at his Houston home on Friday. He was 94 years old.

Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to give a eulogy at his father's funeral service on Wednesday.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time MORE and the first lady are scheduled to attend the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Members of the Bush family promised President Trumpthat speeches and eulogies at the late Bush's funeral would avoid criticizing him, sources familiar with the funeral preparations told The Washington Post.