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Trump will not be speaking at funeral for George H.W. Bush

Trump will not be speaking at funeral for George H.W. Bush

In a heartbreaking photo posted to Sully's Instagram account on Sunday, the yellow labrador - who was named after pilot Sully Sullenberger - is seen lying in front of Bush's American flag-draped casket with a forlorn look on his face. The nonprofit trains and places guide and service dogs with veterans and first responders.

"George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died".

Sully was matched to Bush in June of this year, at the age of 2.

Jeb Bush also saluted Sully.

The backlash on social media was swift.

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

That's what the caption read for a touching photo of former president George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, next to the casket of his owner. He will work with two other dogs to help wounded soldiers and active duty members recovering at the center, America's VetDogs said on Facebook.

"Sully has the watch", he wrote on Twitter.

George W. Bush gave eulogies for both Gerald Ford, who passed away in 2006, and Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004. The pet was once declared "the most famous dog in White House history".

But mostly he was just at Bush's side, which is where he remained after the president's death.

The German government press service announced Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will fly to Washington, DC, to take part in the memorial service for the late president, who oversaw the end of the Cold War and the reunification of Germany.

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