Donald Trump announces that he will miss G20 press conference to attend Bush funeral
The current President released a statement on Twitter.
George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of America, passed away at the age of 96 in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Current President Donald Trump released a statement which described Bush as a man with "sound judgement, common sense, and unflappable leadership."
He has since announced on Twitter that he will miss a G20 press conference in Argentina to attend the former President's funeral.
Trump wrote: "I was very much looking forward to having a press conference just prior to leaving Argentina because we have had such great success in our dealing with various countries and their leaders at the G20.
"However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference."
....However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2018
Bush's son, George W, who was also President of America, released a statement on behalf of their family.
It read: "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George HW Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.
"The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens."