World leaders, former presidents, and politicians gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for the State Funeral of George H.W. Bush, who passed away late Friday night at the age of 94. Now, a lip-reading expert has spoken out to reveal the nasty secret Barack Obama tried to hide from the public during the service.
According to Inside Edition, all of the living former presidents and vice presidents appeared together Wednesday to mourn the death of President George H.W. Bush in Washington, D.C. Many political rivals came face to face as they paid their respects to America’s 41st president.
Expert lip reader Larry Wenig said that everyone seemed chummy until President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived, at which point they were greeted with a simple “good morning” and no small talk. According to body language guru Dr. Lillian Glass, however, the Obamas’ body language spoke volumes, saying everything that their mouths did not.
Glass said that former President Obama was “very tense” around President Trump, adding that he “has a very phony smile where his lips are pursed, his eyes are not crinkling.” She also noted that “Michelle has a phony smile” as she shook hands with President Trump, saying, “Her eyes are not crinkling and her eyes are tense.”
“They are trying to be cordial, but their true feelings are coming out,” Glass explained.
Footage of the moment when Michelle Obama and Donald Trump shook hands immediately went viral for the same reasons which Glass mentioned — it was clear that the former first lady was having a difficult time remaining cordial, and she even raised her eyebrows to show her displeasure with the situation.
This was essentially the handshake seen ’round the world, and as soon as the moment transpired, it began making headlines everywhere. “WATCH: MICHELLE OBAMA-DONALD TRUMP HANDSHAKE TURNS AWKWARD AS SHE RAISES EYEBROWS AT GEORGE H.W. BUSH FUNERAL” reported Newsweek:
Former President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral on Wednesday saw the awkward reunion of the Trumps, Obamas and Clintons, and former first lady Michelle Obama seemed to reflect the uneasiness of the encounter on her face.
Michelle Obama sat back in her seat and watched as President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump took their seats next to her husband, former President Barack Obama, at the Washington National Cathedral. The former first lady then watched as Donald Trump shook hands with her husband, and after a brief pause, she raised her eyebrows and shook the 45th president’s hand herself. But she did not look thrilled.
The interaction between Donald Trump and Michelle Obama may have been particularly strained because the former first lady wrote in her memoir, Becoming, published last month, that she would “never forgive” Trump for pushing the “birther” conspiracy theory that falsely claimed that Barack Obama had not been born in the United States, which would have made him ineligible to be president.
But, according to Dr. Glass, there was also a touching moment between the Bush brothers after George W. Bush delivered his heartfelt eulogy for his father. “George Bush sits down and his younger brother, Jeb, comforts him and touches his knee, and that speaks to the emotion and the closeness of their relationship,” Glass said.
There was simply no denying the fact that the Obamas were uncomfortable sitting next to the couple who replaced them in the White House. Perhaps if they had not spent the past two years attacking the Trumps at every turn, the situation would have been a bit less awkward. But, leave it to Barack and Michelle to turn a former president’s funeral into a scandalous affair.