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When 41st President George H.W. Bush died Friday at age 94, it was announced that he would lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington from Monday until Wednesday, when a state funeral service would be held at the National Cathedral in his honor.

As such, the extended family of the former president was in D.C. for the honorifics, including former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush, and while they were in town they were graciously hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

Now, to hear the liberal media tell it, one would think the current president and first lady are boorish and mean-spirited people who are greatly despised and shunned by the entirety of the political establishment, including the Bush family.

Given the heated rhetoric between Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during the 2016 GOP primary, one could be forgiven for assuming the narrative of mutual animosity was correct.

But the Trump family not only met with the Bush family in the nearby Blair House on Tuesday, but the current first lady also gave the former first lady a personal tour of the White House Christmas decorations.

Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday, “Looking forward to being with the wonderful Bush family at Blair House today. The former First Lady will be coming over to the White House this morning to be given a tour of the Christmas decorations by Melania. The elegance & precision of the last two days have been remarkable!”

ABC News reported that the two presidential families greeted each other warmly at the entrance to what serves as the presidential guest house, where the Bush family will stay for the duration of their time in Washington.

The visit to personally offer condolences to the Bush family was brief — only about 22 minutes — and reportedly was the first public interaction between Trump and Bush since Inauguration Day in January 2017. Trump notably declined to answer questions shouted at him by reporters as he left the meeting.

ABC also reported that an unnamed “person familiar with the arrangements” said the Bush family and Trump’s White House had been in “close contact” with each other as soon as the 41st president died, making plans for the funeral and memorial and signifying a thaw — if only temporary — in the feud between the two families that arose from the 2016 election.

Meanwhile, after the meeting at the Blair House, Laura Bush and several of the late president’s grandchildren traveled the short distance to the White House to receive a tour of the Christmas decorations Melania Trump had decked the halls of the people’s house this year.

 

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A sweet visit during this somber week. Thanks to Mrs. Trump for inviting our family to the White House to see the Christmas decorations and our old friends, the residence staff.

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In a post to her Instagram account, Bush wrote, “A sweet visit during this somber week. Thanks to Mrs. Trump for inviting our family to the White House to see the Christmas decorations and our old friends, the residence staff.”

The current first lady, gracious as always, has unsurprisingly come under fire from her liberal haters over her choice in Christmas decorations, yet she has steadfastly defended the manner in which she has festooned the White House with holiday cheer.

The decorations that received a wealth of criticism were the bright red trees that lined the hallways. Of those criticisms, Melania Trump said, “We are in the 21st century and everybody has a different taste. I think they look fantastic.”

She further explained the red trees were part of a broader patriotic theme, and said, “This is representing — you could see the color red. It represents the bravery, heart and patriotism. So here we go to the East Room, but it’s decorated blue, and then we will see later on the State Room. And here we are, this is red, blue, and white, and it’s patriotic and it reminds us of (the) American flag.”

Were the Trumps truly as bad as the media have implied, and if the feud between the Bush and Trump families were truly as deep-seated as has been insinuated, the Trumps likely would not have visited the Bushes at Blair House, or the Bushes would have declined to accept the visit as well as the invitation to view the White House Christmas decorations.

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20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Irene Renner

    December 7, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Melania is so classy and I am so proud of her. Doesnt surprise at all that they she gave them a tour. White House looks gorgeous. oh boy media hates this lol

  2. Brenda Torres

    December 7, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Where is our Liberal Media on this?!!!

  3. Richard R. Pope

    December 7, 2018 at 12:48 am

    The communist propaganda machine aka msm lies, lies, and lies some more.
    America: Love it or Leave it!
    GOD Bless and GOD Please Help us,
    rich!

  4. Alice

    December 7, 2018 at 12:53 am

    The fight between Trump and Jeb ended when Trump won the primary. The Bushes just didn’t know it.

  5. Alison

    December 7, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Fantastic that all of this was arranged behind the scenes. That is, the hate-GOP media was caught off guard by the gestures on both sides. All they’re left without is attacking Trump. Yawn…

  6. Fit2Btyed

    December 7, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Haters will always hate, period. The envy of those who try and trash the first lady knows no bounds. They probably also exhibit more than just one of the seven deadly sins.

  7. Oma Jean Stevenson

    December 7, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Two classy first ladies showing how presidential affairs should work. The Bush Family is an example of what this country was founded on and it makes us proud when we come together to show the world. Now, in thirty years in 2048, the country will hear about the President we have now and all the good things he did for the USA.
    Since I won’t be around that long I am happy with what he is doing now.

  8. Eddie Reynolds

    December 7, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Any fool can complain and criticize…and most fools do !

  9. Polly

    December 7, 2018 at 1:57 am

    The left will still find something wrong so just leave them in their ignorance

  10. James Kelly

    December 7, 2018 at 2:54 am

    A class act all around; except the media.

  11. Sharon Nye

    December 7, 2018 at 2:58 am

    I still have my “Love Ya W ” sweatshirt. What a blessing to see these two families come together at this time. Could it possibly become the beginning of love instead of hate?

  12. pat

    December 7, 2018 at 5:35 am

    I think now is the time for the hate and dislike to end.

  13. Rebecca Holstine

    December 7, 2018 at 6:45 am

    The Bush family and the Trump family both showed class. Not so much the Clintons and Obama family. I was always proud of Laura when she was in the White House. She conducted her self as a real lady. And now I am proud of Melania…she has class and is a lady. The left media made fun of Laura, I haven’t forgotten and they hated HW Bush and W Bush. They even disliked Barbara. I remember it well. There has never been a Republican president they liked. Not even Regan. They ragged on him and Nancy all the time. Only after they are dead do they say nice things. Hypocrites all of them. They used the Bush death to slam President Trump. And that is really all they did.

    • Joe

      December 7, 2018 at 9:03 am

      About the ONLY Republican the msm ever liked was MLK Jr.and THAT was because they never knew that he was a Republican!!

  14. Jean

    December 7, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Melania and Laura Bush. Two classy ladies. Beautiful people

  15. Helga Renfro

    December 7, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Trump and Melania have class not so the Clinton’s and Obama crowd. 2 of the lowest Presidents we had in a long time. Trump is having to clean up many of their messes. I just wish the media would give Trump and Melania and family a break for once.

  16. Mark Terzano

    December 7, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Media sucks. There should be fines for false narrative just like mal practice.

  17. Charles Gov

    December 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    It appears to me that every courtesy that could have been extended by President Trump………WAS !
    The Bush Family in comments went out of their way to say how well treated they were….as they of course should have been. If the Trump hating Media would just take a few off……everything will be just fine without incident or recriminations.

  18. Synickel

    December 7, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Conservative Fighters showing their neocon stripe with all this worship of a person who promoted death and destruction.

  19. Elizabeth A. McFarland

    December 8, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Say what you will about Trump’s job as POTUS, but he and Melania have proven themselves, time after time to be warm, caring and generous people. Unlike anything we have ever seen in our White House before.

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