The Bush family has made one thing abundantly clear when it comes to President Trump’s attendance at George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
He is welcome.
Chicks on the Right reports:
And unlike Senator McCain’s service before him, this will NOT devolve into a Trump-bashing spectacle, but rather focus entirely on 41’s life and legacy.
According to the Washington Post:
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.