Donald and Melania Trump bowed their heads in prayer to mourn George H.W. Bush's death

Rodolfo Vieira
Dec 04, 2018
10:08 A.M.

The President and First Lady of the United States made their way to the U.S. Capitol to pay their respects to former President George H. W. Bush.


The pair arrived hand-in-hand and were two of the thousands of mourners visiting the remains of the 41st President of the United States.

As it can be seen in a video shared by Trump on its Twitter page, Trump and Melania stood by Bush's casket and saluted him before leaving.

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"Bush is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two siblings."

In total, Trump and Melania's visit didn't last longer than 75 seconds. Now, Bush's body will remain at the Lincoln Catafalque, in the Rotunda, till Wednesday, to give mourners the opportunity to bid the former President farewell.



The late 94-year-old passed away on Friday night, November 30, 2018, and the news was confirmed by Jim McGrath, his spokesperson. Bush wasn't just the 41st President of the U.S., he was also a World War II naval aviator and a Texas oil pioneer.



According to McGrath, Bush is 'survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two siblings.'

But before passing away, Bush had to suffer four heartbreaking losses: his wife, Barbara Bush, with whom he was married for 73 years; his daughter Pauline Bush, also known as 'Robin;' and both brothers, Prescott and William, more commonly known as 'Bucky Bush.'


Aside from Trump and Melania, Mike Pence, the Vice President of the U.S., Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic Leader, and Mitch McConnel, the Senate Majority Leader, also paid tribute to the patriarch of the Bush family.


Michelle and Barack Obama are also expected to show up at the Capitol to pay their respects. The former First Lady was scheduled to travel to Paris and Berlin for the presentation of her new book, "Becoming," but had to postpone her appearances in order to attend the funeral service.

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