President Trump paid his respects to the 41st President on Monday night saluting President George H. Bush in the Capitol Rotunda.
In a blow to Democrats, the mainstream media and Never-Trumpers the Bush Family says they do not want Wednesday’s funeral to be a Trump-bash like the McCain funeral services.
FOX News reported:
The Bush family has taken great care to assure that services being held to honor the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush do not become a political platform for anti-Trump swipes.
Such rhetoric was prominent in services for the late Sen. John McCain three months ago.
But with the Bush family patriarch’s casket lying in State at the U.S. Capitol this week ahead of Wednesday services in Washington, efforts have been made to avoid a politicized funeral. The family already contacted the White House this past summer saying that President Trump would be welcome at H.W. Bush’s services — and assured Trump that the focus would be on the 41st U.S. president’s life rather than their disagreements, The Washington Post reported, citing a former administration official.
“This will be about the celebration of the noble public service that George H.W. Bush gave. It’s not going to be about anybody else. I don’t think it’s going to be about Trump,” a former Bush associate told Politico.
While Trump and the Bush family have had their differences, the White House has sought to honor the 41st president’s legacy. Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects at the Capitol Monday night.
Former Presidents Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton attended Senator John McCain’s funeral in Washington DC.
President Trump was asked to stay away.
McCain was the third most unpopular US senator serving today.
He hated President Trump.
The liberal media loved him.
Daughter Meghan McCain trashed President Trump at her father’s funeral.
WATCH: Meghan McCain: “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness — the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly,” or those who lived lives of comfort as he served. pic.twitter.com/3xcS076sPg
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 1, 2018
And classless Obama also trashed Trump at McCain’s funeral.
“John McCain understood that if we get in the habit of bending the truth to suit political expediency, or party orthodoxy, our democracy will not work.” President Obama pic.twitter.com/WSWrevTBk8
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 1, 2018