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When President Donald Trump didn’t attend Barbara Bush’s funeral earlier this year, it stoked chatter about a rivalry between the two powerful families who have a history of sniping at each other.

The former first lady criticized Trump during the 2016 campaign for saying “terrible things” about women and the military, and was long displeased with Trump’s insults toward her husband and sons.

But many of the family’s confidants said Saturday former President George H.W. Bush wished to put that all aside when it came to Trump attending his funeral.

“If anybody at anytime knew anything about the 41st president of the United States, they would completely and totally understand that he would welcome the current occupant 100 percent,” said an aide in the office of the former president. “This is the way the country says goodbye to presidents.”

President Donald Trump paid tribute to deceased former President George H.W. Bush in an announcement about his death late Friday night and will attend his funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

“Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night,” he said, adding, “with sound judgement, common sense, and unflappable leadership, President Bush guided our Nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War.”

“Along with his full life of service to country, we will remember President Bush for his devotion to family—especially the love of his life, Barbara. His example lives on, and will continue to stir future Americans to pursue a greater cause. Our hearts ache with his loss,” they continued.

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63 Comments

63 Comments

  1. Mike Sutherland

    December 2, 2018 at 2:18 am

    This is the way it should be IMO. There is a time and place to deal with whatever and this is not the place to do so.

  2. James

    December 2, 2018 at 2:19 am

    well.
    this should be the way this ends, with President Trump attending President Bush’s funeral. as one president paying his respects to another.

    • Chuck

      December 2, 2018 at 2:26 am

      Yes, absolutely. The MSM can be as snarky as we know they will be, but “41” deserves that respect as well as does “45”. How about having one day of respect in the USA?

      • patroklos

        December 2, 2018 at 3:47 am

        Yes, how about one day of respect? As though Pig Trump is capable of comporting himself as a decent human for more than fifteen minutes.

        • Wilson

          December 2, 2018 at 4:04 am

          Funny, your wife had not problems when called her a pig last night patroklos

        • MM

          December 2, 2018 at 4:22 am

          Yes, how about one day of respect. For not only our former president but our current president. Can you be a decent human being for even 15 minutes?

        • To Die for TRUMP

          December 2, 2018 at 4:40 am

          Shiat Wilson if I had known I would run into you after I Pig-F ucked patroklos’ wife, I would have insisted you went first. And no, I’m not being a gentleman. If yours fell off then I’d have known better than to tap that.

        • Mary

          December 2, 2018 at 6:02 am

          Patroklos – Only low class people name call, and they do so because they do not have the intellect to leave an intelligent comment or when joining in on intelligent conversation. Getting an education might help, but your vitriolic hatefulness cannot be cured. President Trump is your President. Do yourself a favor and get used to it!

        • ChuckB

          December 2, 2018 at 7:12 am

          Patroklos, you are either part of the solution, or you are part of the problem. Your Pig Trump comment puts you in the 2nd category.

        • Phyllis

          December 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

          patroklos Yeah, just like a Democrat…name calling when you don’t have the decency to be a human being.

        • Dori

          December 2, 2018 at 2:44 pm

          Patroklos – I see you are incapable of one day of respect. Unfortunately for you, you appear to have no decency, just as you accuse President Trump. You have posted at least three times your hatred and vitriol toward our President, my condolences to your wife, if you have one, for having to put up with your negativity on a daily basis.

        • Jenny Harp

          December 2, 2018 at 3:25 pm

          Gee didn’t read the article very well.

        • Robert Fitzhugh

          December 3, 2018 at 1:30 am

          Grow up and realize that President Trump is the duly elected president. He’s showing civility and respect. Time for you to put away the name calling and do the same.

        • Joe

          December 3, 2018 at 1:56 pm

          I guess you like that nigger obama more. Shithead

      • summer b

        December 2, 2018 at 3:51 pm

        Agree. Respect by our media for President Trump would be so refreshing, I could actually start watching the news on TV again if they did.

    • Linda

      December 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      I agree with you but there is a but do you remember mcCain Funeral How they attack President Trump and his kids was there in the same room how do you know if the Bashes are going to do the same I hope that President Trump does go and all well treat him with the respect he deserved as President of USA God Bless him

    • Martha Watson

      December 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      So glad Geo Bush wanted the president at his funeral, he was not a bitter man. Rest in peace George Bush.

  3. Leo

    December 2, 2018 at 2:28 am

    There is a time for everything, also for mourning and for being respectful and grateful. I have seen those accomplished by this great man we call our President. He will also leave a legacy of firm determination, extreme love for this country and incredible work discipline.
    Mr Bush was a good president, but most of all ,he was a good man. May he rest in peace.

    • patroklos

      December 2, 2018 at 3:49 am

      Sadly, Trump is a horrible president and a far worse man. He is devoid of decency.

      • Sam Lehman

        December 2, 2018 at 4:00 am

        Just because you are a hateful person, doesn’t give you the right to be disrespectful towards our President. He is a great man and a very good leader, if you weren’t blinded by the liberal media you might just like him, and would give him the credit he deserves/

      • TT

        December 2, 2018 at 4:36 am

        Trump hater please go away!

        • Douglas Story

          December 2, 2018 at 5:29 am

          Well said, hear hear!!!

          But I’m curious patrokloser, what makes Trump a horrible president? Is the economy at a 4.1% GDP not to your liking? Or unemployment at its’ lowest level since 1968 not good enough for you? Why the animus towards the man who has sacrificed his golden years with his grandchildren as a Billionaire New York real estate developer?
          He didn’t have to do it, he could have just sat back and lived his life in luxury and comfort in a house that’s bigger than the White House, vacationing at Mar-a-Lago, flying in an airplane that’s bigger than Air Force One, riding in a limousine that’s larger than the heavily armoured Beast he has to ride in because of psychos and terrorists wanting to harm him as our President (he didn’t have these threats before he took the job. The only reason I can think of is he truly loves the American people (yes, even those like you, that hate him) and he truly loves the US wanting us to continue to be NUMBER ONE.

          • Joe

            December 4, 2018 at 4:56 am

            Douglas,
            Thanks for the comment, just perfect!!!
            President Trump puts up with so much. Did the lunatic crazy evil people like Baldwin, Colbert, SNL and Kimmel treat President Obama like that? No one said one mean word.
            I thank President Trump.
            Joe

      • Donald

        December 2, 2018 at 5:41 am

        Ah, such incredible ignorance!!!

      • Phyllis

        December 2, 2018 at 2:10 pm

        Hey, troll patroklos…How about being informed instead of wrongly opinionated.

      • fred h smith

        December 2, 2018 at 2:15 pm

        this is not the time or place for your ignorant drivel

      • darrell

        December 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

        patroklos, it must be nice to be a small minded demoncrop, but I do not believe you even live in the usa. hope you can be forgiven someday.

      • Dorothy Paul

        December 2, 2018 at 11:21 pm

        You are the most disgusting misfit and malcontent that is on this blog. Since you hate our President so much, please find another country suitable to your immoral values. Iran or any other Muslim country that would use you for a suicide bomber is exactly where you belong. And yes, there is a place in Hell for the likes of you to rot in.

      • lyn5

        December 6, 2018 at 3:43 am

        Hate zombies feed on fake news.

  4. Jean

    December 2, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Definitely. Trump already has shown his sadness at the passing of President Bush. This is a good thing.

    • patroklos

      December 2, 2018 at 3:50 am

      Shown is sadness? Trump detested the entire Bush family. And Trump is never sad about anything.

      • Peter Gaskin

        December 2, 2018 at 5:11 am

        Patroklos
        You are a nothing more than pig shit so
        go back to the herd of sheep waiting to be
        led to your slaughter by the socialist democrat party your anti American like all democrats a waste of oxygen

      • JD

        December 2, 2018 at 6:04 am

        And you know this how?

  5. Ron B

    December 2, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Agree with James & Mike. I just hope the left has the common sense to keep their hatred of Trump out of this.

    • Pat

      December 2, 2018 at 3:06 am

      They won’t. They have to hate anytime they can. It is sad that so many people in this country feed off their hate instead of just loving the people of the United States.

      • patroklos

        December 2, 2018 at 3:51 am

        Just as you love all the Democrats, Pat?

        • Kathryn Lycksell

          December 2, 2018 at 4:54 am

          Get a life troll. We are here to show respect and if you don’t like it, find your closet snowflake.

        • Bianca Mannarelli

          December 2, 2018 at 4:55 am

          Patroklos, shut up. I had enough of your hate…do you think Achilles would approve your behavior?

  6. Bonnie

    December 2, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Thanks again to President G.H. Bush for being the man he is and also to President and Mrs. Trump for their graciousness and willing to be people of love and kindness even when they might not agree at time. This is the way it should be showing grace and kindness to the world and not this evilness that is going on now in Congress and other agencies involved. President Bush was a real role model for our children growing up and showed it with his son also. His leadership and legacy will live on along with being a real family man.

  7. Carole Finley

    December 2, 2018 at 2:34 am

    As it should be….may this good will continue among all of us whose differences should not divide us but present what is a true democracy. Our founding fathers’ intentions without a doubt. God bless America, the Bush family and all those who represent and govern us!

  8. Joe

    December 2, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Why doesn’t he deserve to get the same send off that McCain got? He actually deserves it more than McCain

  9. James Kelly

    December 2, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Class act.

  10. Sharon

    December 2, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Barbara Bush didn’t want him at her funeral. Thought she was being tacky.

  11. Maria D'Angelo

    December 2, 2018 at 3:24 am

    Class act. I didn’t expect anything less from Former President Bush. Country first. That means accepting and respecting the person in office. I also am happy that President Trump and the First Lady will attend. All of this is good for the country. God bless you President Bush. Rest peacefully with your Barbara…

  12. Oscar Pearson

    December 2, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Make sure Obama is not invited!

  13. Diane Hovinga

    December 2, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Not only did President Trump praise George H. W. Bush…he is diverting Air Force 1 on his way back from South America to Houston to bring Bush’s casket back to Washington! This honors both men!

  14. L

    December 2, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Finally somebody’s making adult responsible decisions. Hatefulness and spite and political tricks have no place at the funeral of a great past President.

  15. frank

    December 2, 2018 at 3:34 am

    President Bush was a real class man. We’ll miss him.

  16. willywanker

    December 2, 2018 at 3:39 am

    So now we get to watch the Obamas and Clintons doing their best to outdo each other to act as mean and nasty as they can.

  17. RD

    December 2, 2018 at 4:07 am

    Hey patroklos, give it a break. You have already shown yourself to be a jerk so, take a royal bow and buzz off you little rat flea.

    • Deb

      December 2, 2018 at 4:35 am

      I agree.

    • Linda

      December 2, 2018 at 5:24 am

      Probably a troll stirring the pot with his stupidity.

    • Alice

      December 2, 2018 at 5:44 am

      Agree! Many of us are really tired of the jealousy and hate the democrats and media continue to create. I prefer to turn away from all of this jealousy and hate.

  18. Peter Gaskin

    December 2, 2018 at 5:02 am

    It says more about the Bush family than the spitefull RINO
    John McCain family Bush is above pettiness even if he doesn’t agree with you his biggest downfall was support for Hillary Clinton

    • Marilyn

      December 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

      McCain’s never-ending Trump bashing funeral was a disgrace. He showed no class unlike 41. I don’t agree with the Bush family on many levels but he showed class in this situation.

  19. Joy DB

    December 2, 2018 at 9:35 am

    If Trump(POTUS 45) had NOT been welcome at the FUNERAL (HELLO!!) of Bush (POTUS 41), it would have left a very bad taste in everyone’s mouth and would have injected a note of petty disagreement into what should be a smooth transition and a historic moment. Thank God it wasn’t the same reaction as Rino McShame & his family!!

  20. Irene Renner

    December 2, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    wow how did aol and huff find this out already. I imagine this is a fake story and never a problem anyway. always negative aol and huff and their fine reporters or whatever they call them.

  21. Anthony Taylor

    December 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Hope to see you Mr. President when I go to walk those golden sidewalks

  22. Charles Gov

    December 2, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I am glad the sane and clear thinking minded President Bush (the 1st) set this up beforehand and did not leave to his kids and Press the play with. A Man’s Man … real Class…we were happy to have him. RIP

  23. Boyd

    December 2, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Maybe there is a lesson to learn here, at least for Trump.
    People who have had no children often thinks they know how to raise children, and are critical or at least mildly judgmental towards parents with perceived “out of control” or “spoiled” children. That is, until they have children of their own, and suddenly they get it. They understand what the other parents are going through.
    I think Trump is getting it. He can see the legacy the other Presidents left behind and is less judgmental or at very least, a bit more quick to acknowledge the good they did during their presidency, even if he doesn’t agree with their overall politics.
    Book learning isn’t going to get you anywhere as much as doing it. And Trump is learning lessons he could never have learned being an arm chair president, as we all tend to be at times.
    Yes, both Bushes were great presidents and I am proud to have them. Perfect? No, but neither would I be perfect as a president.
    Be at peace Bush family, you did well.
    Trump, curb your mouth and you will do well too! We are praying for you.

    • Dorothy Paul

      December 2, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      Boyd – where did you get the idea that President Trump doesn’t have any children? He probably has more than you have. It is quite evident that President Trump know full well how to raise children. His children reflect the great father he was. I get so sick of people who are constantly attacking our President 24/7 because he won the election. It’s too bad, Democrats can’t get it through their thick heads that the people of the nation ELECTED TRUMP AS OUR PRESIDENT. And whether they like it or not, HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY. Get used to it!

      • Twerp

        December 7, 2018 at 12:56 am

        Dorothy – The comment about children was allegory regarding the office of the President. Boyd appears very respectful of President Trump, and is even praying for him. God Bless President Trump.

  24. Bj

    December 3, 2018 at 2:16 am

    It’s the difference between class and azz. McCain was an azz no matter which way you looked at him. A bitter, nasty, old fart that blamed everybody else for his shortcomings. His family made mccain’s funeral into a Donald Trump rally. We heard more about Trump at the funeral than Mccain. That didn’t stop good old Cindy and Zmeaghan from having her hand out though. Poor things…..couldn’t afford a funeral. Just couldn’t resist one last chance to fleece American taxpayers.

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