A bicameral arrival ceremony will be held for President Bush on Monday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Former prime minister Stephen Harper tweeted that Bush was "a conservative leader and deeply devoted family man" who leaves behind an incredible legacy. " ... I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance".
Mr Bush was inaugurated president from the Republican Party, having been Ronald Reagan's Vice President throughouth both the latter's terms, in January 1989 to January 1993, after losing the election to Bill Clinton (D).
"President Bush exemplified a lifetime of service to America as a World War Two combat pilot and during his tenure in public service".
That was a departure from Trump's comments at a Montana rally this past summer, where he mocked the "thousand points of light" phrase that Bush had famously used to describe the volunteer spirit of Americans.
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Trump did not attend the last major funeral in Washington, that of former Sen. A year later, Bush "became an officer of the United States Naval Reserve and earned his wings as a naval aviator", the Post reported.
Richard Haass, who served as special assistant to Bush and chief Middle East adviser, told NPR how the president "invested in relationships, he worked with allies".
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In a statement issued after Bush's death, the president and first lady Melania Trump said Bush had "inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service". But he made clear what he thought of Trump. He would later serve as an unofficial ambassador to China and director of the Central Intelligence Agency before first running for president in 1980, when he was defeated in the primary race by Ronald Reagan, who would later select Bush as his vice president.
Early Saturday morning, Bush's second-oldest son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, took to social media to write, "I already miss the greatest human being that I will ever know".