Thursday, 13 December, 2018


George W. Bush handed Michelle Obama something again

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President from 1989 to 1993, George H.W. passed away at his home in Houston last Friday, just seven months after the passing of his wife Barbara Bush, in April of this year.

His body will lie in repose Thursday at his Houston church of 50 years before his burial at Texas A&M University, site of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Amid an unusual bipartisan spirit at the service at Washington's National Cathedral, both Republican and Democratic politicians honoured a president who called for a "kinder, gentler" nation. "The best father a son or daughter could have", said George W. Bush, holding back tears. "He stood in the breach in the Cold War against totalitarianism".

About 1,200 mourners are expected at the service Thursday morning.

Bush's grandson George P. Bush will give the other eulogy.

A patrician figure, Bush was voted out of office in part for failing to connect with ordinary Americans during an economic recession.

President Donald Trump was in the front pew with three living predecessors.

Trump, the day before, spent 20 minutes visiting Bush family members, who were staying at Blair House, across the street from the White House.

Along with Donald Trump and Melania Trump, former USA presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were seated in the first row of the Washington National Cathedral along with their spouses when Bush, the 43rd president took a moment to shake each of their hands.

Bush then continued down the row, shaking hands with former president Bill Clinton, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn.

Another close friend of the elder Bush, former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, recalled that the 41st president was "a class act from birth to death. one of nature's noble men". German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jordan's King Abdullah II also paid their respects.

The flag-draped casket of former president George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard, December 5, 2018, at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. Abraham Lincoln's funeral train was the first, in 1865. Delivering a eulogy will be James Baker, Bush's former secretary of state and longtime confidant.

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