The ex-commander-in-chief will be in Capitol State in front of a state funeral service at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, where a meeting of the world's most exclusive club – the former president – will take place.  A building showdown on a possible partial government shutdown could subside for a few days, and the increasing threat of the Trump presidency by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller could take a back seat.
Despite the reluctance between the Bush family and President Donald Trump, the 41st President, made it clear that he wished to have the current leader of America at the funeral and put the institution of the presidency above personal animosity.
Trump has confirmed that he will participate in the event, which has a series of national disasters and tragedies following moments of mourning in public that have led critics to blame their behavior as expected by a president ,
"We will spend three days mourning and three days celebrating the life of a truly great man," said Trump Argentina with a friendly tribute.
"We look forward to doing that, and he definitely deserves it." He really does. He was a very special person. "
But Wednesday's ceremony still promises to be an unpleasant moment of political theater for Trump, as he will face former presidents and other high-ranking officials he has over the past few days.
Trump is likely to face all four in the National Cathedral in front of a huge television audience Several of the former leaders, including Obama and Clinton, have established close ties with their Republican predecessor, as well as friendly relations between them and Bush's son, former President George W. Bush. There are no such connections between this trio and the current president, who has often criticized his predecessors and given no sign of using their advice and experience to perform one of the toughest and most lonely jobs in world politics.
The President has also been averse Another son of the elder Bush, former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, made during the 2016 campaign and in July a signature quote from the 41st President on "A Thousand Points of Light", which later became the name of his charity
The state funeral on Wednesday will provide similarities and the final farewell to John McCain resist in September, to which Trump was not invited after mocking the Arizona Senator during the 2016 campaign because he was shot down and detained in Vietnam nearly 50 years ago.
Such analogies may be re-perceived in the tributes to Bush, who was almost universally regarded as a gentleman and a gentleman, a return to a more civil and generous era of politics.
Nevertheless, Trump was there, and if he broke off his open policy, the divisions of the nation could be resolved, at least for a few days.
Bush's death also appears to postpone one of the year's final political showdowns – a financing controversy implicated in Trump's $ 5 billion funding for his border wall.
"I would absolutely think it over and probably give it," Trump said.
Russia cloud darkens over Trump
Washington's mourning comes at a difficult moment in Trump's presidency, after a week in which it became clear that Müller is restraining the president as his investigations accelerate ,
He said earlier that the talks on the Moscow project would end in January 2016, saying he was lying out of a sense of commitment to Trump.
A couple of Friday night developments seemed to bring the probe even closer to the White House. CNN reported that Cohen believed Trump would offer him an apology in exchange for negotiating with prosecutors.
Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that Trump Cohen never did has hinted at such a possibility. However, the report immediately sparked speculation about communication between the two men. Any evidence that Trump would have been pardoned in return for Cohen's testimony would be an abuse of power and possibly an indictment.