Donald Trump won't speak at George H.W. Bush's funeral as he will pay tribute in another way

Junie Sihlangu
Dec 04, 2018
12:08 P.M.

It’s a known fact that sitting presidents usually eulogize the last three past presidents who have passed away. However, in the case of former President George H.W. Bush, the latest president won’t have that honor.


It appears that the Bush family had prepared the 41st president’s funeral long before President Donald Trump became president. But Trump will pay tribute to the late politician in another way.

Former President George H.W. Bush, 94, passed away on Friday and his body was brought in to lie in state on Monday. It was revealed that President Donald Trump won’t get to speak at the politician’s funeral.

His son President George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Sen. Alan Simpson, and presidential historian Jon Meacham will all be responsible for his eulogy.


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Meacham also eulogized first lady Barbara Bush in April after she passed on.

On Monday, Trump tweeted,

“Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush.”


On Monday night, he and first lady Melania Trump went to the Capitol Building, where Bush is laying in state through Wednesday morning. They paid their respects for a few minutes.

On Wednesday morning a ceremony will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington. Trump and his wife are set to attend the event.


Despite not speaking at the funeral, Trump and his wife will pay their condolences to the Bush family on Tuesday at Blair House. This is government house across the street from the White House.

Sitting presidents have eulogized past presidents before. In 2006, George W. gave eulogies for Gerald Ford and before that in 2004 for Ronald Reagan.

In April 1994, Bill Clinton gave a eulogy for Richard Nixon.

On Monday, George H.W.’s body arrived in a coffin at the nation’s capital via the Air Force One 747. His family and friends stood during a 21-gun salute that began the four days of commemoration of his life and death.

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