Schedule of funeral plans for George H.W. Bush

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"Remember when George [H.W.] Bush lost a presidential debate (and perhaps the presidency) by just looking at his watch?"

Sully, the service dog of the late President George H.W. Bush, has been pictured lying beside his former owner's coffin.

Bush's body will be transported by a motorcade Monday morning from a Houston funeral home to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, a Texas Air National Guard base.

The 41 President of the United States died at his home in Houston aged 94, less than eight months after the death of his wife Barbara Bush. His body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda for a public viewing from Monday until Wednesday morning.

"Nobody likes to be rebuked", said Barry Bennett, a former campaign advisor, predicting Trump's reaction to the Bush tributes.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Monday that Bush will be laid to rest wearing gray socks honoring his days as a naval aviator. A funeral service will also be held at the Washington National Cathedral before Bush will be flown back to Texas to be buried.

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President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices closed for a national day of mourning on Wednesday, is to attend with first lady Melania Trump and other high-ranking officials.

Following the funeral, Bush's casket will be returned to Texas and the 41st president will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where his wife Barbara Bush's funeral was held in April.

King is referring to a 1992 town hall-style presidential debate involving then-President Bush, a young Arkansas governor named Bill Clinton and billionaire businessman Ross Perot.

The train is scheduled to arrive in College Station on Thursday around 3:45 p.m. CST.

Bush, who met with Doherty at 62, died last Friday at 94.

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