President Trump and First Lady Melania visited the casket of George H.W. Bush in the Capitol rotunda this week, standing somberly for a few moments before President Trump offered a salute.
ABC News reports:
President Trump, first lady visit Capitol Rotunda to pay respects for George H.W. Bush
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump ventured to the U.S. Capitol on Monday night to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday at the age of 94.
The pair visited Bush’s casket, which is lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda through Wednesday morning.
They stood in silence, side by side, in front of the flag-draped casket for a minute and then the president saluted and the first lady placed her hand on her heart. Two minutes after arriving, they turned and exited the Capitol.
The president tweeted on Monday morning that he also plans to visit privately with members of the Bush family. The White House did not immediately respond when asked by ABC News for further details about the president’s visit.
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This was an important moment for the country. It is a sign of the unity we are capable of as Americans if we all try a little bit harder.