Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol

President Donald Trump leaves following a meeting with former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush at the Blair House on Tuesday

US financial markets will also be closed on Wednesday to honor Bush, and the US Supreme Court postponed arguments.

Trump's heading - by motorcade- to Blair House, the presidential guesthouse across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, to visit with the family of the late President George H.W. Bush. The two became fast friends after Sully moved into the Bush estate following the death of First Lady Barbara Bush in April of this year.

Trump's relations with the Republican establishment have been rocky since his insurgent campaign took him to the party's nomination and then a shock election win in 2016.

Trump also did not attend the funeral in August of another Republican giant, former senator John McCain.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, his casket will be taken to the National Cathedral for a funeral.

Dole's wife, Elizabeth, ran against the 41st President's son, George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election, eventually dropping out of the race and giving her endorsement to Bush.

President Donald Trump leaves in the presidential limo after the meeting at the Blair House on Tuesday

CNN used the event to assume the worst of the president and proceeded not to focus on remembering the life of Bush, but instead focus on attacking the president, more specifically, his character. "So we got quite a lot done".

"I'm just here to pay my respects", said Jane Hernandez, a retired physician. "And President Bush was a bipartisan president".

He was 94 years old.

Sent off from Texas with a 21-gun salute, Bush's casket was carried to Joint Base Andrews outside the capital city aboard an aircraft that often serves as Air Force One and designated "Special Air Mission 41" in honor of Bush's place on the chronological list of presidents. "I don't think there are leaders like that today - the World War II generation, especially".

One source with knowledge of the funeral arrangements told The Washington Post that Bush "wouldn't want anyone there to feel uncomfortable, including the incumbent president". Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.

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