US Melania Trump will attend Barbara Bush's funeral

18:05  18 april  2018
18:05  18 april  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton will join first lady Melania Trump in attending funeral services on Saturday for Barbara Bush , the matriarch of the Bush political family, but it remains unclear whether President Donald Trump will appear.

First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Houston this weekend for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush . Melania ’ s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed to PEOPLE that the first lady “will be attending the funeral to pay her respects.”

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First lady Melania Trump will attend the funeral for Barbara Bush in Texas on Saturday.

"Mrs. Trump plans to pay her respects at the funeral on Saturday," her communications director Stephanie Grisham told CNN.

It is common for sitting first ladies to attend the funerals of former first ladies, as Michelle Obama did in 2016 for the funeral in California of former first lady Nancy Reagan. Then-first lady Hillary Clinton attended the burial of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1994.

Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush listens to her son, President George W. Bush, as he speaks at an event on social security reform in Orlando, Fla. on March 18, 2005. Barbara Bush introduced President Bush at the event as part of a two-stop trip to Florida on Friday to discuss his social security plan for the future. Barbara Bush: See the Former First Lady and Family Matriarch's Extraordinary Life in Pictures Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday. She was 92.

Her funeral will be held at St. Martin's Church in Houston, Texas, and, according to her wishes, it will be a very simple service. The burial ceremony will be private, however, members of the public will be able to pay their respects during visitation to Mrs. Bush in repose on Friday, also at St. Martin's.

Melania Trump plans to return to Washington on Saturday, following her attendance at the funeral service.

CNN's John Crawley and Jamie Gangel contributed to this report.

Twitter Erupts After Obama Makes Melania Trump Smile At Barbara Bush's Funeral .
First lady Melania Trump attended the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday without President Donald Trump, who was visiting one of his golf resorts in Florida. Melania Trump was seated next to former President Barack Obama during the service, and at one point, the two shared a warm exchange that received plenty of attention social media. As organ music played and mourners thumbed through their programs, Obama leaned over and appeared to say something to Trump. Both briefly smiled ― and now, that moment has gone viral on Twitter: Hey @POTUS -How’s golf? pic.twitter.

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