President Trump Expected To Attend Billy Graham Burial


President Donald Trump of the United States will be attending the funeral for the Evangelical Christian leader Billy Graham on Friday, according to a spokesperson for the Graham family.

Mark DeMoss, the Graham family spokesperson, confirmed Trump’s attendance during an interview with WBTV.

Previously, a Secret Service official had told NBC affiliate WYFF Greenville that Trump would be attending the funeral.

Former President George W. Bush and his wife will pay their respects on Monday due to a scheduling conflict, DeMoss said. He noted that he does not know whether any other former presidents will attend the funeral service.

Graham died on Wednesday at age 99 in his home near Charlotte, North Carolina. He was suffering from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments at the time of his death.

The late pastor’s body will lie at the Billy Graham Library on Monday and Tuesday and be taken to D.C. to lie in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday and Thursday.

A private funeral and burial will take place on Friday afternoon.