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Trump meets George W. Bush on eve of Bush senior's funeral

IANS  |  Washington 

US has met his predecessor Bush in front of the on the eve of the state funeral in memory of the latter's father, also former George H.Bush.

Trump and Melania met for about 20 minutes with the 43rd and his wife, Laura, at the Blair House, a historic home across the street from the that traditionally houses the American president's guests.

None of them made statements to the press about the meeting, but Trump had tweeted on his official account that he would meet "with the wonderful Bush family" before the funeral.

Upon arriving at Blair House, the cameras picked up a handshake between Trump and Bush, both smiling, and the kiss gave Melania on the cheek, news reported.

The current greeted former President Bush with two kisses on the cheek, and then the four entered the building.

In the morning, Melania invited and her family to visit the to observe the decorations at the presidential residence.

The US president has avoided any controversy after the death of George Bush's father on November 30, even though over the past two years he has repeatedly criticized the two former presidents.

Trump will attend the former president's state funeral in on Wednesday, which is expected to be attended by the four living former US Presidents: Barack Obama, and Jimmy Carter; and the Republican George W. Bush, who will deliver the eulogy.

After the funeral, the coffin of the former president will be transferred to again, to receive a final farewell from his family on Thursday.

The remains of will rest together with "the love of his life", as he always defined his wife Barbara Bush, in the located in College Station, Texas, some 160 kilometres from

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 11:14 IST
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