George W. Bush greeted a packed bench of present and former presidents with handshakes and smiles at his father’s state funeral Wednesday — and had a candy alternate with former first woman Michelle Obama.
As Bush entered the church for George H.W. Bush’s funeral service, he stopped to shake fingers with U.S. President Donald Trump, first woman Melania Trump, former presidents Barack Obama, Invoice Clinton and Jimmy Carter, in addition to former first women Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter.
Whereas shaking fingers with Michelle, the previous president handed her what gave the impression to be a chunk of sweet.
Earlier this yr, Bush additionally handed Michelle a chunk of sweet at Senator John McCain’s funeral.
Throughout McCain’s funeral, Bush was seen grabbing a mint from his spouse, former First Girl Laura Bush, after which handed it to Michelle who mouthed “thanks” with a smile, in response to TIME.
“[President Bush] is my companion in crime at each main factor the place all of the formers collect. So we’re collectively on a regular basis, and I like him to demise. He’s a beautiful man. He’s a humorous man,” Michelle Obama informed the Immediately present in October.
Earlier than the funeral service began, the previous first woman shared an image of her and George H.W. Bush, calling him an “extraordinary instance for all of us.”
“His spirit of service and decency will probably be missed by many, together with our household. I hope his reminiscence will probably be a guiding mild for our nation and people all over the world,” she mentioned.
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