Donald Trump announced shortly after the death of Bush matriarch Barbara that he would not be attending her Texas funeral, instead sending Melania to represent the White House. Melania, a foreigner with a very thick accent, likely just learned about Barbara Bush since becoming First Lady. Needless to say, Melania doesn’t really want to be there.
The funeral Saturday morning was a somber event, with speakers touching on Bush’s life achievements, and her husband George H.W. wearing socks with books on them to pay homage to her passion for literacy.
President Trump, however, is playing golf at Mar-a-Lago like the laziest leader in American history.
The president was apparently told he should mention something about Bush’s funeral on Twitter, and saw it as an opportunity to talk about one of his many resort properties:
Heading to the Southern White House to watch the Funeral Service of Barbara Bush. First Lady Melania has arrived in Houston to pay our respects. Will be a beautiful day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
So sweet, isn’t he?
Many have surmised that Donald isn’t welcome at the funeral, but it is unknown if he was verbally asked not to attend, or if he just kind of understands how hated he truly is.
According to The Guardian, both the Clintons and the Obamas were in attendance:
“First lady Melania Trump, former president Bill Clinton, former secretary of state and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama were among mourners at St Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.”
“Donald Trump, a fierce critic and political rival of the Bush family, did not attend. The White House said this week Trump would stay away in order “to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush family and friends.”
George W. Bush has spoken out numerous times against Donald Trump, saying this about his promotion of prejudice:
“We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty. We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism. Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children. The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”
As well as bragging about how good Trump makes Bush’s failed presidency look in comparison. Bush apparently thought he’d go down in history as the most despised president ever. His dad George Sr. said this, according to Independent:
“I don’t like him. I don’t know much about him, but I know he’s a blowhard. And I’m not too excited about him being a leader.”
Needless to say, the Bush family did not want Donald Trump at Barbara Bush’s funeral.
The reactions from Twitter users was pretty much 50/50. They either pretended not to realize that Trump wasn’t invited, or they know exactly what is going on and that trump was just happy to get off the hook. Check out the comments left on Trump’s tweet below: