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Trump: US flags to fly at half-staff for Bush

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, December 01 2018 Dec 1, 2018 December 01, 2018 10:44 AM December 01, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - President Donald Trump has ordered American flags to fly at half-staff for 30 days to honor former President George H.W. Bush.
  
In a proclamation signed Saturday, hours after Bush died, Trump has also designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning. Trump encourages Americans to gather in places of worship "to pay homage" to Bush's memory.
  
He adds: "I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance."
  
Trump hails Bush as "one of America's greatest points of light," a reference to one of Bush's signature phrases about American civic culture.
  
Trump has mocked the "points of light" phrase, saying at campaign rallies that "I never quite got that one."

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