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Trump Family To Visit With Bushes Amid Mourning For H.W.

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump revealed Tuesday morning that he and first lady Melania Trump will host the Bush family in Washington D.C., as they await the state funeral of deceased President George H.W. Bush.

Trump noted that he would visit the Bush family as they reside in his official guest house across the street from the White House and that Melania would give former first lady Laura Bush a tour of the White House Christmas decorations. (RELATED: Here’s A Look Back At George H.W. Bush’s Life In Pictures)

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay their respects as former U.S. President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda December 03, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

H.W. Bush’s casket lies in state within the U.S. Capitol rotunda Tuesday as the public pays its respects. The former president will receive a state funeral Wednesday at the National Cathedral. Afterwards, his body will be flown back to Houston, Texas on Air Force One. He will then be loaded onto a train and make his way to College Station, Texas, where he will be laid to rest at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University.

U.S. President Donald Trump salutes as he and first lady Melania Trump pay their respects as former U.S. President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda December 03, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump and Melania visited the Capitol rotunda for approximately two minutes Monday evening. After approaching the casket of the former president in silence, Trump saluted him while his wife covered her heart, observing the proper flag protocol for a civilian.

Bush’s casket was placed in the Capitol rotunda Monday afternoon in an extensive ceremony that featured speeches from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence.

The family of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush stand as his flag-draped casket is carried into the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during an arrival ceremony December 03, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)