In a exceptional scene contained in the Washington Nationwide Cathedral on Wednesday, President Trump joined all 4 residing former presidents on the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.
Trump, accompanied by first woman Melania Trump, shook arms with former President Barack Obama and former first woman Michelle Obama earlier than taking a seat on the aisle within the first row together with former President Invoice Clinton, former first woman and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and former first woman Rosalynn Carter.
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Trump didn’t lengthen a hand to the Clintons, who had been seated subsequent the Obamas, although Melania Trump shook arms with Invoice Clinton as Trump gave his coat to their navy escort.
It was the primary time since his inauguration that Trump encountered the Obamas and Clintons — who’ve been extremely essential of his presidency — in individual.
George H.W. Bush, who voted for Hilary Clinton over Trump within the 2016 president election, didn’t attend Trump’s inauguration.
The president didn’t attend the funeral of former first woman Barbara Bush in April, though first woman Melania Trump did, and was photographed in a gaggle with each former presidents Bush, the Obamas and the Clintons, elevating some eyebrows when she warmly greeted Barack and Michelle Obama.
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Trump was not invited to the funeral in September of Sen. John McCain, who he repeatedly criticized for voting in opposition to his well being care plan to switch Obamacare. George W. Bush and Barack Obama each delivered eulogies at McCain’s funeral, and Bush jokingly gave Michelle Obama a mint in the course of the service — a gag he repeated upon arriving at the Washington National Cathedral Wednesday.
In her not too long ago revealed memoir, Michelle Obama wrote that she’s going to “by no means forgive” Trump for pushing the so-called birther conspiracy, which she believes put her household’s security in danger.
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