After seeing how the late Senator John McCain’s funeral went down last summer, the Bush family wanted no part of the anti-Trump circus it devolved into. Now, former President George H.W. Bush is teaching the McCains a nasty lesson from beyond the grave.
Sadly, the late Senator John McCain’s funeral this past summer was little more than an anti-Trump circus coordinated by the notorious lawmaker in the months leading up to his death. Many Americans watched in horror as his daughter, Meghan McCain, used her eulogy to slam President Donald Trump, turning what should have been a bipartisan moment of remembrance into a political circus unlike any we have seen before.
Former President George H.W. Bush passed away on Friday at the age of 94. His funeral arrangements will last nearly one week and include several ceremonies to honor his legacy. However, while some are drawing the comparison between Bush’s funeral arrangements and those for Sen. McCain, the Bush Family has already shown that they have far more class in the handling of these delicate matters.
After John McCain passed away in August, it was revealed that, prior to his death, he had painstakingly planned every detail of his funeral arrangements, up to and including not inviting President Donald Trump to attend the ceremony. This paved the way for his daughter Meghan to deliver a nasty eulogy ripe with anti-Trump sentiments.
Rest assured, though, that this will not be the case at George H.W. Bush’s funeral this week. A source close to the preparations said that Bush “wouldn’t want anyone there to feel uncomfortable, including the incumbent president.” The Bush family even reached out to Trump over the summer to make sure he knew that he was formally invited to attend the funeral of his predecessor when the time came.
The family also promised President Trump that speeches and eulogies at the late George H.W. Bush’s funeral would avoid criticizing him:
The family of former president George H.W. Bush has planned a state funeral that will steer clear of the kind of anti-Trump sentiment evident at the recent funeral of Sen. John McCain, according to people familiar with the funeral planning.
The Bush family contacted the White House this past summer to say that President Trump would be welcome at the funeral, scheduled Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral, and to assure him that the focus would be on Bush’s life rather than their disagreements, one former administration official said.
The truce with Trump allows the Bush family, and the nation, to honor the legacy of a president who guided the United States through the 1991 Persian Gulf War and the breakup of the Soviet Union without becoming mired in today’s toxic politics. Trump in turn has been effusive in his praise of Bush since his death Friday, and paid respects Monday night at the U.S. Capitol, where the 41st president is lying in state. [Source: The Washington Post]
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a visit to Capitol Hill on Monday night to pay their respects to George H.W. Bush, who is now lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
On Wednesday, President Trump is scheduled to attend George H.W. Bush’s funeral at the Washington National Cathedral. While Trump will not deliver a eulogy, he will be seated in the front row alongside former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter. Bush’s son, former president George W. Bush, will deliver a eulogy.
Avoiding a political smear fest was certainly the classy move in this somber situation. The nation should be afforded the chance to mourn their one-time commander-in-chief without having to sit through partisan attacks on their current leader.