'He's What We Call a Hero': Gutfeld Honors George H.W. Bush

05 December, 2018, 03:17 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush stand at the flag-draped casket of former US President George H.W. Bush as it lies in state

The Supreme Court also issued a statement saying Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the building closed for the day of mourning.

Located across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, Blair House is the official guest house for US presidents. The Bushes accompanied the elder Bush's remains to the nation's capital on Monday.

Laura Bush accompanied her husband, former President George W. Bush, to Washington for the funeral of his father, Bush 41.

Controversial as a politician, the 41st president has been feted in death as the embodiment of a public servant - with some of the commemorations pointedly contrasting him with the current White House occupant.

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The United State's Postal Service is suspending regular mail deliveries that day to honor President George H.W. Bush.

Later in the evening, after the family and dignitaries had departed, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects, standing for two minutes before the casket.

"The shared loss reveals who we really are", he said, adding that a minority of people are still using Bush's death to divide others: "God help those [people]". On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m ET memorial service.

Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath shared a photo of Sully earlier this week lying in front of Bush's casket, which was draped with an American flag. The late President Bush called Trump a "blowhard".

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"He was the first president I voted for", he said, calling the late president someone who felt "public service is more important than politics".

Bush's body was flown to Washington, D.C., on Monday. Said her friend Sue Miller, also in line for the viewing: "I actually think I underestimated him when he was in office". He will be buried alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April.

After services in Washington, there will be another funeral in Houston on Thursday, followed by burial at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.

National days of mourning don't happen often, so you may be confused about what's open and what's not.

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