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The Trumps were informed of Mr Bush's death at the age 94 late on Friday while in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Group of 20 summit of rich and developing nations. From his service as a Naval pilot during WWII to his successful tenure as President of the United States, George H.W. Bush was a faithful servant of the people for so much of his life.

Trump's mockery drew condemnation from the extended Bush political family. 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.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced those plans Saturday.

In South America, Trump canceled a planned news conference, tweeting that "out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral" to hold one. "We have the watch", the U.S. Navy posted on Twitter along with a photo of Bush in his Navy attire.

It was unclear whether the funeral of Bush - who as a genteel, New England-bred patrician was more restrained in his criticism of Trump than the outspoken McCain - would carry the same tone, especially considering Trump will be in attendance.

"It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of one of America's greatest points of light", Trump said in a statement.

"The world has lost a great and decent man".

"George HW Bush's life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling". As devoted as George was to our country, his true passion was his family.

John Sununu, Bush's chief of staff between 1989 and 1991, told NPR that the former president helped reshape the world at a critical time, when the Soviet Union was collapsing. I know what he would say: "Nonsense". Mr Bush passed away in Houston, from causes not yet officially disclosed.

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