For the first time in decades, the sitting president won't eulogize a former president

Donald Trump.
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President Trump will be attending the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush, but don't expect to hear from him.

Although Trump was invited to the memorial service on Wednesday, he won't be delivering a eulogy, The New York Times and CNN report. Typically, the sitting president would speak at the funeral of his predecessor, but the Times writes that this is "seemingly a compromise intended to respect tradition while avoiding an awkward moment given the animosity between the current president and the Bush family."

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