President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived minutes ago at the State Funeral for President George H.W. Bush. The couple arrived at the last minute, and walked to the front aisle to sit next to former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
First Lady Melania Trump greeted the Obamas and waved to the Clintons. She offered and shook hands with both Obamas and Bill Clinton.
President Trump appeared agitated. He greeted the Obamas, who cordially shook his hand. But he ignored the Clintons entirely, as Bill Clinton smiled and looked his way. The Carters appeared to be too far away to greet.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive inside the Washington National Cathedral and take their seats beside the Obamas for the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. #Bush41 pic.twitter.com/pk9pS78H9x
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— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) December 5, 2018
President Trump has not talked to Barack and Michelle Obama or Bill and Hillary Clinton since his 2017 inauguration.
The Obamas greeted Trump when he just took his seat in the National Cathedral. The Clintons – who were sitting on the other side of the Obamas – did not.
— Dan Merica (@merica) December 5, 2018
Pres. Trump and first lady Melania Trump, former Pres. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, former Pres. Clinton and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, and former Pres. Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter seated at the Washington National Cathedral for the Bush funeral pic.twitter.com/FtcCssqWKp
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