Trump, Obama, Clinton: is this the most awkward seating plan ever?

Trump, Obama, Clinton: is this the most awkward seating plan ever?

Trump, Obama, Clinton: is this the most awkward seating plan ever?

Bush gives a eulogy during the funeral service for his grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, at St. Martins Episcopal Church in Houston on Thursday.

"You had seen a lot of chatty talk between the Clintons and the Obamas, the Carters", Wallace said, notes The Hill. The Obamas shook the Trumps' hands and Michelle Obama told the president, "good morning". Prince Charles, Barack and Michelle Obama, President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were just a few of the people who attended the service. On top of refusing to pull a McCain by inviting President Trump to the funeral, the Bushes have only expressed kind words regarding the current president. But his greetings stopped there, as he failed to acknowledge Hillary Clinton, his defeated Democratic rival in 2016.

Bush, 94, died Friday.

After a funeral route that will take the late President by plane from Houston to Washington D.C. and back again, a Union Pacific train led by a locomotive dubbed the "Bush 4141" will carry him to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.

But he also said that Bush, campaigning in a crowd in a department store, once shook hands with a mannequin.

Since Bush's death, Trump has traded his usual provocative posture for one of respect and solemnity, tweeting before heading to the cathedral about "a day of celebration for a great man".

"I call on the American people to assemble on that day in their respective places of worship, there to pay homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush", Trump wrote in his proclamation.

Bush "was America's last great soldier statesman", presidential historian Jon Meacham told the guests.

He served as the 41st president of America after he had previously served as Vice President alongside Ronald Regan.

"Trying not to cry but that did me in", one Twitter user commented.

Mulroney, too, struggled at one point to contain himself as he recounted Bush, a former navy pilot, showing him a plaque mounted at the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

The late Bush's feelings about Trump were harsh at times.

The nation's capital bid him goodbye Wednesday in a Washington funeral service that offered high praise for the last of the presidents to have fought in World War II - and a hefty dose of humor about a man whose speaking delivery was once described as a cross between Mister Rogers and John Wayne. "It's called leadership. When George Bush was president of the United States of America, every single head of government in the world knew that they were dealing with a gentleman, a genuine leader, one who was distinguished, resolute and courageous".

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