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Michelle Obama cancels book tour dates to attend George Bush funeral

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Michelle Obama is skipping
book tour dates to attend President George H.W. Bush’s
funeral.

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  • Michelle Obama is canceling two book tour dates to attend
    President George H.W. Bush‘s funeral.
  • The former first lady tweeted Monday that she was canceling
    stops in Paris and Berlin scheduled for December 5 and 6,
    respectively.
  • A Washington, D.C. memorial service will be held for Bush on
    Wednesday, before he is interred at the George H.W. Bush
    Presidential Library in Texas on Thursday.

Michelle Obama is taking time off her busy book tour to show her
support for the Bush family.

On Monday, the former first lady tweeted
that she would be cancelling planned stops in Paris and Berlin on
December 5 and 6 to attend the funeral of President George H.W.
Bush.

The 41st president died Friday at
the age of 94.

“It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating
President George H.W. Bush’s exemplary life,” Obama tweeted
Sunday morning. “This will unfortunately preclude my visits to
Paris and Berlin. I’ve been deeply touched by the enthusiasm for
my memoir, and I’m working to reschedule my trip for next year.”

She continued: “I hope readers and ticket holders will understand
my decision regarding my desire to attend President Bush’s
funeral, and join me in paying tribute to him and his tremendous
contributions to our world.”


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Whenever a president dies, all current and living presidents
typically attend the funeral, as well as their partners.

A Washington, D.C. memorial service will be held in Bush’s honor
on Wednesday, and President Donald Trump is expected to be in
attendance.

On Thursday, Bush’s body will be interred at the George H.W. Bush
Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, next to his wife
and daughter.

Obama will continue on with her book tour next week, starting
with an appearance in Detroit, Michigan on December 11.

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