George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, is continuing to mourn the former president's death.
Trump ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning.
Bush said Trump and Congress' devotion of time to his grandfather's legacy reflects the late president's commitment to bipartisanship.
A Connecticut Yankee from a wealthy family who moved to Texas to be an oilman, Bush has been eulogized as a president with a keen sense of civility and duty.
Bush's political locus was foreign policy and America's place in the world, and he claimed successes including navigating the end of the Cold War and marshalling a global coalition to eject Iraqi troops from Kuwait in the first Gulf War.
Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at the age of 94 on November 30.
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That Sully will continue to serve veterans was important to the Bush family.
Despite the glowing remarks he made in his statements and tweets after Bush's death, Trump has publicly derided the Bush's and their leadership. Service dogs are trained to do that.
President Donald Trump salutes as he and first lady Melania Trump pay their respects at the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3 2018.
A U.S. president is believed to have said the easiest way to find a friend in Washington was to get a dog.
Trump also appeared to take a direct swipe at Bush by alluding to a phrase Bush coined during his acceptance speech in 1988 at the Republican National Convention. "Honestly I just liked him", he said.
Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94, will be memorialized on Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington. Many have also heralded Bush's 73-year marriage to his wife, Barbara Bush, who died months before her husband in April 2018.
Inside the Capitol, Sully, the 2-year-old Labrador retriever assigned to Bush, sat by the casket in the company of people who came to commemorate Bush's signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 1990 law that, among its many provisions, required businesses that prohibit pets to give access to service dogs.
"Here lies a great man", said House speaker Paul Ryan. Democrat Bill Clinton coasted to victory, ending Bush's presidency.