CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Tim Funk and Rick Rothacker | The Charlotte Observer) - Former President Bill Clinton plans to pay his respects to the late Billy Graham on Tuesday at Graham's childhood home in Charlotte, a source close to Clinton told the Observer Monday morning.
The Charlotte-born preacher died Wednesday at his home in Montreat at age 99. He was long known as an adviser to U.S. presidents.
Clinton will travel to Charlotte Tuesday to pay his respects to Graham, Clinton's press secretary, Angel Ureña, confirmed later on Monday. A spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association also confirmed that Clinton had reached out to the organization and was expected to come to Charlotte on Tuesday.
It's not clear if Hillary Clinton, the former First Lady and Secretary of State, will be making the trip with her husband.
President Donald Trump is expected to attend the funeral on Friday.
For almost half a century, Billy Graham was confidante and clergyman to America's presidents. A registered Democrat who usually supported Republicans for president, Graham said the Bible tells us to pray for the powerful: "Jacob prayed for the pharaoh, and Daniel prayed for Nebuchadnezzer."