Trump celebrates life of George HW Bush ahead of funeral service – Washington Examiner

President Trump is set to celebrate the late President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday during funeral services at Washington’s National Cathedral.

“Looking forward to being with the Bush family. This is not a funeral, this is a day of celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life. He will be missed!” Trump posted to Twitter Wednesday morning.

Trump was invited to attend the elder Bush’s request, and will sit in the front row alongside former presidents, except for George W. Bush, who will sit with his family for his father’s funeral.

The president has praised Bush since his death Friday, and he paid his respects Monday night at the U.S. Capitol, where the 41st president was lying in state.

Early Wednesday morning, public viewing closed in preparation for the casket’s transportation to the National Cathedral for the 11 a.m. funeral service.

The casket will then be transported back to Houston for another funeral service, before he is laid to rest on the campus of Texas A&M University, alongside his wife and deceased daughter, outside the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum.