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Trump designates December 5 as National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush

CBS News Political Correspondent Ed O'Keefe said Trump will designate December 5 as a National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush.

CBS confirmed that President Donald Trump will designate December 5 as a National Day of Mourning for former President George H.W. Bush.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will also attend Bush's funeral, according to CBS News Political Correspondent Ed O’Keefe.

The funeral will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington.

Details and timing of the funeral service at the cathedral in the nation's capital were still being determined.

READ: Remembering President George H.W. Bush

“The president and first lady were notified late last night of President George H.W. Bush’s passing. President Trump is scheduled to speak with President George W. Bush this morning and offer his condolences on behalf of himself, the first lady and the entire country," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

According to George H.W. Bush’s website, the Bush family is partnering with the Department of Defense’s Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) to carry out President Bush’s wishes as it relates to his state funeral plan.

The state funeral for the 41st president will be the first presidential funeral since Gerald Ford died in 2006.

For more information visit the Official U.S. State Funeral’s website.


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