President George HW Bush to Lie in State in US Capitol Rotunda

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Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, died late Friday at age 94.

Clinton said the two men had a respectful friendship during his own presidency, but it was after that they truly got to know each other, when President George W. Bush asked his father and Clinton to be involved in US relief efforts for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster and Hurricane Karina in 2005.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi say the Bush family will announce additional details about funeral arrangements beyond the Capitol ceremony.

A state funeral is being organized by the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the Washington ceremony will be held at the National Cathedral. Trump did not, though first lady Melania Trump did.

Trump says he spoke with former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to express his sympathies.

Still, the White House released a statement Saturday morning commending George H.W. Bush's career and personal accomplishments. He expected to see Bush asleep when he stopped in at 7:15 a.m.to check on his former boss.

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"They had Jimmy Baker and Susan Baker there, praying over him and expressing their love for him, and our pastor", Neil said. Eastern to 6 a.m.

In their conversation on speakerphone, the son told the senior George Bush that he had been a "wonderful father". He had been hospitalized multiple times this year since his wife Barbara Bush's death on April 17, and he had been dealing with a number of health issues over the years, including having a form of Parkinson's disease.

Instead, Bush said that he was ready to go and be with Barbara, his wife of 73 years, and their late daughter Robin, who died of leukemia as a child.

On Thursday, the president's casket will arrive in College Station by train, accompanied by Bush family members and close friends, according to Texas A&M University's website.

The library is located roughly 100 miles northwest of Houston.

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