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People Can't Stop Sharing Photos of How Awkward the Front Row of George H. W. Bush's Funeral Got Once Donald Trump Arrived


People Can't Stop Sharing Photos of How Awkward the Front Row of George H. W. Bush's Funeral Got Once Donald Trump Arrived
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: (AFP OUT) From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter listen as former President George W. Bush speaks during the state funeral for former U.S. President George H. W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on December 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Bush will be buried at his final resting place at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Brandon - Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump on Wednesday attended the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night at the age of 94. All living former presidents and first ladies were also present, but it was Trump's arrival that got the most attention, and how he seemed to turn the whole thing awkward.

Check out the mood before Trump arrived:

And then after:

Fox News' Chris Wallace described a "chill" when Trump showed up.

Yeah, awkward.

Taking his seat in the front row next to his wife, Trump greeted the Obamas as he entered the pews. It was the first time the two First Families have seen each other since Trump's inauguration.

The Clintons, situated in the middle of the bench, did not acknowledge Trump. Same goes for the Carters at the other end.

Hillary Clinton did not move a muscle. The shade was real.

Trump's posture during the touching eulogies was very telling as well. Trump, sulking with his arms folded, is visibly uncomfortable listening to tributes to Bush -- a war hero and venerated statesman -- from family, friends, and foreign dignitaries.

And it did not go unnoticed.

Today was not about him, and that never sits well with Trump.

On Wednesday morning, Trump expressed his excitement for the funeral, which he called a "celebration," on Twitter.

"Looking forward to being with the Bush family," Trump tweeted. "This is not a funeral, this is a day of celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life. He will be missed!"


Sure, there were no disruptions from Trump.

The bar is set so low to begin with, however, that the media praised him for his behavior at Bush's Tuesday memorial service.

It was not well-received.

One exception though: Trump was criticized for not reciting the Apostle's Creed during the Tuesday service. We will let the religious right grapple with that.

President George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018).