Among those to eulogize the late President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday was a former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney.
The Conservative Mulroney served as the leader of the U.S.’s northern neighbor for almost a decade, including all of Bush’s term.
Mulroney laid out Bush’s many accomplishments, including moves he made that were unpopular with some parts of his own party.
“There’s a word for this, it’s called leadership,” Mulroney said. “Leadership.”
Brian Mulroney praised Bush for NAFTA, which said pointedly was “recently modernized and improved” by “recent administrations,” emphasizing that Trump’s trade agreement is just an updated NAFTA.
Mulroney then appeared to throw subtle but brutal shade at President Donald Trump, who is in attendance at the funeral, by contrasting the way the United States was perceived by foreign leaders like himself during his presidency.
“Let me tell you, when George Bush was president of the United States of America, every single head of government in the world knew they were dealing with a gentleman, a genuine leader, one who was distinguished, resolute and brave.”
Mulroney then told a story about one encounter with Bush that deepened his respect for the former leader as Trump sat looking on with a dour expression.
Ex-GOP rep. says Republican buddies will flip on Trump: ‘They do believe he’s a moron’
Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh predicted this week that lawmakers from his own party will eventually support the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
"I think he knows it’s coming," Walsh told CNN's Brianna Keilar following the president's remarks to reporters. "He sounded like a frightened baby right there."
According to Walsh, "even Republicans" are embarrassed by Trump's failed effort to hold the G7 summit at his Miami Doral resort.
"It’s really important to note, I need to say this, Republicans don’t like him," Walsh explained. "Republicans in Congress. They don’t like him, they don’t fear him, they don’t respect him. They do believe he’s incompetent, they do believe he’s a moron."
‘This is an ethical train wreck!’ Ex-GOP lawmaker gets demolished for defending Trump’s shameless corruption
Former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) on Monday went down in flames after he tried to defend President Donald Trump's widely criticized gambit to host next year's G7 summit at his own golf course in Doral, Florida.
Even though Duffy acknowledged that the optics surrounding the president's decision to award his own business a government contract to host the G7 were poor, he said that he didn't believe there was anything ethically wrong with the initiative. He also tried to claim that Trump has somehow been victimized by getting elected to be the most powerful man in the world.
"Donald Trump doesn't take a salary," he said. "He gives his money away. His businesses have lost business, you know, Ivanka Trump has lost her line of shoes at Nordstrom. He's lost his line of clothing at Macy's!"
Ex-Trump staffer: Mulvaney needs to resign and get himself a good lawyer
Appearing on CNN's "New Day," former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci suggested acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney resign immediately and lawyer up due to his complicity in Donald Trump's Ukraine phone call seeking dirt on Joe Biden.
Ostensibly brought on to talk about his plan to attempt to draft Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) to run against Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, Scaramucci -- who host John Berman jokingly noted only lasted 11 days in his White House job -- admitted that he was a fan of Mulvaney, but that he has put himself in a bad place.