A blue limousine waited outside his home. A motorcade behind followed him to the White House, and the first lady and her children were there. President Donald Trump, whose first address to a joint session of Congress had been that night, and who’d described his own parents as “great people,” was found dead Monday in the White House. He was 69 years old.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said he was notified by the Secret Service at 10:30 a.m. that President Trump, the owner of a medical condition and a smoker, had died. Members of the first family were gathered in the residence, the spokesman said. The service could not release the cause of death until tomorrow, he said.
Watch the video of news conference by President Trump’s communications director who says he was called at 9:38 a.m. and found the president dead in his bed, a few hours after giving that historic address before Congress and signing an executive order that would create a Space Force as an independent military service.
UPDATE: President Trump was found dead this morning in the White House. — MSNBC () April 2, 2018
President Trump was due to give a ceremonial signing and news conference this morning at the White House before leaving at 11:00 a.m. for Israel for the first leg of a nine-day trip to the Middle East.
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