President George H. W. Bush lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda to allow people to pay their respects before his state funeral on Wednesday at the National Cathedral. On Monday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited.
Afterward, Trump took to Twitter to post a video in tribute to “41,” in reference to Bush’s place as the 41st President. However, the video drew more ire than accolades.
Watch the video here.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2018
People had strong reactions to the video shared by Trump on Twitter, accusing the President of being a narcissist, self-absorbed and an egomaniac. Many felt the video had little to do with President Bush.
That’s not a real tribute to the late President Bush. That’s just a video of YOU at his funeral. You narcissistic asshole!
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) December 4, 2018
This doesn’t quite jog my memory of 41 as I only see a lot of 45 and the ceiling in this video.
— Scott Free (@MrMiracleScott) December 4, 2018
Seems kind of ghoulish to put out a promotional video of yourself visiting 41.
— ArchieTex (@ArchieTex) December 4, 2018
What a sad and pathetic little man. Trying to make it about you
— ❤Winter❤ (@MyTiffylady) December 4, 2018
This is cheesy and in terrible taste.
Way to make it all about yourself, Trump. 🙄🙄🙄
I’d expect nothing less (or more, for that matter) from you.#TuesdayMotivation #tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaymorning https://t.co/k6b5VYCXCv
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) December 4, 2018
We know they let you in this time. Congrats. The drone video of a casket is still fucking weird.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) December 4, 2018
GHWBush lies in state. Trump still makes it all about him.
— Scotch and Eye Contact (@eye_scotch) December 4, 2018
Thought you were putting up a nice video about President Bush, but it’s about you again.
— PEARS 🍐🍐 (@lrinner) December 4, 2018
Jonathan that’s how I felt… he should have stayed out of it
— Melissa (@mamamorales3) December 4, 2018
Trump just honored George Bush by posting a video of Donald Trump. https://t.co/ZdQMyH7mKm
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) December 4, 2018
Others could not forget the Trump’s unkind words about the Bush family.
Also remembering the unkind things you said about him.
— Sharon Layfield (@RunSharonRun) December 4, 2018
You had no respect for him when he was alive. Amazing how it changes when it’s convenient for you. You will never be even close to the man who was. Never ever.
— Deborah Newell (@newell_dc) December 4, 2018
Again not about you. Stop the tv production of your visit to the rotunda. It’s about him. Who you made fun of at a rally. Not about you. Oh. And he voted for Hillary
— REDDOG (@REDDOG73829268) December 4, 2018
Where are the Bushes in this video? I watched the ceremony yesterday, it definitely wasn’t this empty. Even the squirrely @VP was there reading a speech that must have been written by someone outside of the White House, but you definitely weren’t there. You are so #HatedByAll!
— Brian J Walters (@BrianJWrites) December 4, 2018
DirtyDumbDonaldDrumpf #mocking President Bush 41
— unwavering (@SCalaisS) December 4, 2018
Many remarked on the odd choice of tributes displayed by the First Lady and President aside the casket.