Melania Trump will be playing hostess when former first lady Laura Bush comes to the White House on Tuesday, CNN is reporting. Bush is in town for the funeral of her father-in-law, George H.W. Bush, whose body is currently lying in state at the Capitol rotunda. Private services are set to be held at the National Cathedral on the morning of November 5. President Donald Trump confirmed in a tweet that Melania would be showing Laura the Christmas decorations while she's still in Washington, D.C.
Laura told CNN's Brooke Baldwin in an interview last year that she and Melania were on on good terms, and had shared tea together in the past. Laura went on to describe Melania as a "wonderful representative for the United States," and said she was doing a "lovely job" as first lady. Laura also encountered Melania in April, at Barbara Bush's funeral in Houston. Melania reportedly brought along two White House staff members that were said to have also served the Bush administration. The Bush family appreciated this as a kind gesture from the Trump administration.
"(Mrs. Trump) knew they were very close to the Bush family and wanted them to be able to pay their respects," said Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.