President Trump declares Dec. 5 national day of mourning for George H. W. Bush

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En esta imagen de archivo, tomada el 11 de mayo de 2008, el expresidente de Estados Unidos, George H.W. Bush, a su llegada al South Lawn de la Casa Blanca, en Washington. Bush murió el 30 de noviembre de 2018 a los 94 años. (AP Foto/Lawrence Jackson, archivo)

President Donald Trump designates Wednesday as a national day of mourning for former President George H. W. Bush.

Bush died Friday at the age of 94, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

The nation’s 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W. became the 43rd president.

The elder Bush saw his popularity swell with the United States’ success in the Gulf War in 1991, only to watch it evaporate in a brief but deep recession. The Republican was defeated in his bid for a second term by Democrat Bill Clinton.

Bush had also been a World War II hero, Texas congressman, CIA director and Ronald Reagan’s vice president.

Bush will be honored with a state funeral at Washington’s National Cathedral.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will attend.

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