Despite being invited to the late President George Bush’s state funeral, the current U.S President Donald Trump has been given a limitation not to speak at the ceremony.
The official schedule of events commemorating the United States’ 41st president does not list the speakers lined up for ceremonies at the Washington National Cathedral, but The New York Times and CNN both reported that they include his son and 43rd president, George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Senator Alan Simpson and biographer Jon Meacham.
President Donald Trump has said he will attend but is not scheduled to speak, which is not entirely surprising considering his past acrimonious relationship with the Bush family.
This marks the second time in recent months that Trump has been kept at arm’s length after the death of a major political figure, both of them fellow Republicans.
Before legendary Senator John McCain passed away in late August, he left instructions that Trump not be invited to his funeral after they clashed publicly and repeatedly.