Trump's tweets 'created a stir' at Barbara Bush's funeral: NYT reporter

Trump's tweets 'created a stir' at Barbara Bush's funeral: NYT reporter

Melania and, obviously, Michelle Obama right next to each other and then Hillary - you know, George W. Bush's arm around Hillary. Neither Obama nor George W. Bush attended funerals for first ladies during their terms.

US President Donald Trump, who clashed with the Bush family during his 2016 campaign, did not travel to Houston.

'That's our farewell to Barbara, ' said Diane Denk, who helped organize the memorial and often saw Bush on the beach in the early morning with her dogs. On numerous occasions, the FLOTUS was said to have looked "not happy" with her husband and it became a talk of the Twitterverse.

At former First Lady Barbara Bush's funeral on Sunday, former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama gathered for a photo together.

But it wasn't the fact that she attended solo that got the internet talking, with the president nowhere to be seen.




Paul Morse, who previously served as a White House photographer during President George W. Bush's administration, took the photograph.

During her funeral Saturday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Bush was eulogized by her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, her friend and confidant Susan Baker and historian and author Jon Meacham.

"After over a year in office, Melania has not smiled once in the presence of Donald Trump", tweeted another user Ed Krassenstein.

"She was trying to show something genuine about Barbara Bush - and in that moment President Trump was tweeting and turning everything into something about himself", Haberman said.

The commentators also noted that it isn't unprecedented for a president to sit out a funeral because it requires increased security.

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