President Obama is reportedly not planning on attending the funeral or memorial service for legendary Christian minister Billy Graham.
Graham passed away last week at the age of 99. Graham served as the spiritual adviser to every US president since Harry Truman. All living US presidents sent their regards to the Graham family, and at least three current or former Presidents will be attending funeral services for Graham. The office of former president Obama said it will not be participating in any of the services which are ongoing throughout the week.
According to the AP:
Former President Barack Obama is not planning to attend memorial services for the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham this week.
Obama’s office disclosed the former president’s plans Monday.
Former President George W. Bush is paying his respects to Graham, known as the pastor to presidents, Monday afternoon at his library in North Carolina. Former President Bill Clinton will visit Tuesday to honor Graham’s memory.
Graham will lie in repose at the U.S. Capitol this week, and President Trump is expected to attend Graham’s funeral Friday in North Carolina.