GEORGE HW Bush has been remembered as the ‘last gentleman president’ as hundreds of mourners, including Donald Trump, paid their respects at the US Capitol on Monday.
His body was flown on a “special mission” by Air Force One as the US prepares for three days of mourning.
His remains will lie in state in Washington DC for three days of mourning where he will wear special socks before being buried.
President Trump and first lady Melania arrived at the U.S. Capitol to pay their respects in an unannounced and brief visit.
The billionaire businessman is planning to attend Bush’s state funeral Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.
But he skipped an earlier service at the Capitol, where Bush was eulogized by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan, among others.
Trump is not expected to speak at the service and has a fractured relationship with the Bush family.
But he has praised Bush since his passing as “just a high-quality man who truly loved his family” and a “terrific guy” who will be missed.
The 41st president will be wearing grey socks with a number of small jets flying in formation and jet streams behind them, the family’s spokesman Jim McGrath said…
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