Trump to name Dec. 5 a national day of mourning for George H.W. Bush

Trump, who is traveling here in Argentina for the Group of 20 summit, was notified overnight of Bush’s passing. He is planning to speak by phone on Saturday morning with the late president’s son, former president George W. Bush, to offer his condolences on behalf of himself, first lady Melania Trump and the nation, according to a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

President Trump and the first lady will attend George H.W. Bush’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral, Sanders said.

“A state funeral is being arranged with all of the accompanying support and honors,” Sanders said.