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During a debate in the 1980 presidential primaries, candidates George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan were asked a question about Mexican immigrants - and their answer might surprise you.

We've grown accustomed to the Trump campaign's rallying cry of "Build that wall!" However, the GOP of the 80s had a very different answer to the issue of undocumented immigrants in the United States. An audience member in Texas asked whether the candidates felt that the children of illegal aliens should be allowed to attend public schools for free or if their parents should have to pay for them.

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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard for burial Friday at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas on December 6, 2018. (Photo by DAVID J. PHILLIP/AFP/Getty Images)

In a time of sorrow, sometimes the simple gestures can be the most touching.

Such is the case for the United States Secret Service's tribute to the man they protected for almost 40 years. On Friday, the Secret Service posted a simple memo to Twitter.

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Stephen Colbert delivers his opening monologue on The Late Show on CBS December 6, 2018. (The Late Show/YouTube)

The family of former President George H.W. Bush went out of their way to provide a warm welcome to President Donald and First Lady Melania Trump at their family patriarch's memorial and funeral. President George W. and First Lady Laura Bush greeted the Trumps at Blair House Tuesday and as they entered the National Cathedral on Wednesday for his father's funeral services.

However, conservatives once again are crying foul over eulogies and tributes given to the elder Bush. Media analysts also discussed whether the eulogies were "anti-Trump."

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Former first lady Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush greet President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump outside of Blair House across the street from the White House, December 04, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As is standard custom for state funerals, the family of former President George H.W. Bush stayed at the Blair House—also known as the President's Guest House—in Washington D.C. while the family patriarch lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda. The Blair House is made up of four separate homes combined into one large guest accomodation for visiting dignitaries.

The Blair house sits kitty corner across the street from the White House, which prompted the United States government to purchase the four houses—Blair House, Lee House, Peter Parker House, and 704 Jackson Place—beginning in 1942 and merge them into one facility in the 1980s.

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During MSNBC commentary on the procession of the casket of former President George H.W. Bush to the Capitol Building, Republican pundit Nicole Wallace stated:

"I think what everyone’s getting at is that under Donald Trump, the office of the presidency has been debased in a way that is unimaginable for people who served, every past president…"
"I think what’s lost in this moment is our reverence and our dependence and the way we need and rely upon the elegance and the traditions of the presidency."

But Fox News host Laura Ingraham called foul on Wallace's assessment. In a since deleted series of tweets, Ingraham quoted Wallace and referred to her commentary as "sniping":

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First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump pay their respects to former President George H. W. Bush lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda. (C-SPAN)

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.

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41st President George H. W. Bush, author Stephen King, 45th President Donald Trump (National Archives/Astrid Stawiarz-Getty Images)

Upon hearing of the death of the 41st President, George H. W. Bush, Maine native son and author Stephen King took to Twitter. But rather than memorialize the sometimes Maine resident—the Bush family owns a summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine—King reflected on how standards for some United States voters changed since Bush ran for reelection in 1992.

King posted:

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