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Donald & Melania Trump, Barack & Michelle Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton attend State Funeral for former U.S President George H.W. Bush

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Today was a day of remembrance for United States of America’s former President George H.W. Bush, as he was mourned at a State Funeral at the National Cathedral on Wednesday (December 5) in Washington, DC.

The state funeral was attended by current President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. They sat alongside past presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, along with their wives Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Rosalynn Carter.

Also in attendance at the state funeral were former Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, Ivanka Trump with Jared Kushner, current VP Mike Pence, and more.

A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States.

George H.W. Bush was buried at his final resting place at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas

See the photos below.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama as they join other former presidents and vice presidents and their spouses for the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush

Former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

US President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

Former President George W. Bush smiles with former first lady Laura Bush during the state funeral for his father, former U.S. President George H. W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush fights back tears as he speaks during the State Funeral for his father, former President George H.W. Bush

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Pool | Chip Somodevilla

4 Comments

  1. Sassy mama

    December 6, 2018 at 7:07 am

    That is unheard of in Africa….former Presidents sitting calmly under one roof. Rest in peace Bush Snr…you fought a good fight.

    • Anon

      December 7, 2018 at 12:48 am

      Oh please! Many times.

      Gowon, IBB, Abdulsalam Abubakar, Obasanjo, Jonathan and I’d add Sonekan have been seen together at events.

      In South Africa, Mbeki, Motlanthe, Zuma and Ramaphosa were all at Winnie Mandela’s burial.

      I think in Ghana, past Presidents have sat together at events.

      No biggie. Don’t forget, in politics there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies. Just permanent interests.

    • Anon

      December 7, 2018 at 12:49 am

      Keep on moderating.

    • Ovadje

      December 7, 2018 at 2:40 am

      Abegi, let’s not overdo this “come-and-see-America-wonder” idolatory. Former Nigerian presidents (heads of govt) seat together every quarter at the Council of States meetings. Meanwhile, Hilary Clinton pointedly refused to even look at Dotard Trump, much less shake his hand.

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