Wednesday, 28 February 2018

US President Donald Trump and wife Melania hold hands as they lead tributes to Billy Graham as his casket arrives to lie in honor in the Capitol

The president and first lady held each other's hands for much of the ceremony, including as they approached the casket to present a wreath

President Donald Trump held hands with his wife Melania Wednesday as they stood in silent tribute to the Reverend Billy Graham under the rotunda of the Capitol.
Donald Trump put his hand on Mike Pence's leg in a gesture of condolence. The vice-president is an evangelical after being brought up a Catholic

In death, the Rev. Billy Graham is getting a rare tribute from the US top political leaders under the Capitol Rotunda.

Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were present Wednesday to remember 'America's pastor,' who died a week earlier at age 99.

Billy Graham's children (L-R) Franklin Graham, Gigi Graham, Ruth Graham and Anne Graham Lotz at Wednesday's ceremony at the U.S. Capitol

Some 30 family members accompanied Graham's casket to Washington, where he befriended presidents of both parties and counseled others over seven decades. 

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