"The President will designate Wednesday, December 5th as a National Day of Mourning. He and the First Lady will attend the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.," the statement, published by US media, read.
Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993, died at the age of 94 on Friday.
Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush pic.twitter.com/qxPsp4Ggs7— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2018
Earlier on Saturday, Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Russian President Vladimir Putin and a number of other world politicians praised Bush's role in global politics and his contribution to putting end to the Cold War.
President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2018