Trump offers condolences following death of Richard Lugar

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President Donald Trump is offering his condolences following the death of longtime Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar.

Trump says in a statement Monday that he and first lady Melania Trump extend their “deepest condolences to the citizens of Indiana and the entire Lugar family following the loss of a great American and public servant.”

Trump is calling Lugar “a proud Hoosier and patriot” and says he”leaves behind a long record of legislative accomplishments and a tremendous legacy of service.”

Lugar was a leading Republican voice on foreign policy during his 36 years in the Senate. He died Sunday at age 87 at a hospital in Virginia.

The First Lady and I extend our deepest condolences to the citizens of Indiana and the entire Lugar family following the loss of a great American and public servant, Senator Richard Lugar.  Richard Lugar, former mayor of Indianapolis and longtime United States Senator, was a proud Hoosier and patriot.  He leaves behind a long record of legislative accomplishments and a tremendous legacy of service.  Senator Lugar was known for working across the aisle to solve some of America’s biggest challenges, as well as to promote and advance America’s interests at home and abroad.

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