President Trump will send the presidential 747 jet to Texas this week to carry the body of former President George H.W. Bush to Washington, D.C., where the 41st president will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.
Bush died Friday night at age 94. Plans are underway to celebrate his life, both in D.C. and in Texas, where he will be buried.
“Air Force One will be taking myself and a group of our people back to Washington. It will then be reset and it will be sent to Houston to pick up the casket of President Bush and it will be sent back to Washington,” Trump told reporters in Buenos Aires on Saturday before he returned to Washington.
“We will be spending three days of mourning and three days celebrating a really great man’s life,” Trump said.
Of course, to sticklers, the plane isn’t really Air Force One. That designates a plane (any plane) that carries the president. There’s no word if a plane is Air Force One if it carries the body of a late president. – READ MORE