President Obama To Skip Nancy Reagan's Funeral To Attend Festival
President Obama will reportedly skip the funeral in order to attend an event at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.By Katie Link | March 8, 2016
First lady Michelle Obama will attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral Friday without her husband.
The Washington Post reports rather than attending the funeral in California, President Obama will instead keep his commitment to speak at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
The Obamas released a joint statement about the former first lady after learning of her death Sunday, saying, "We remain grateful for Nancy Reagan’s life, thankful for her guidance, and prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again."