Four Living Ex-Presidents And First Ladies Pose For Photo At Barbara Bush’s Funeral
The four living former presidents and four First Ladies attended the funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Houston on Saturday, and the couples snapped a picture together.
Former First Couples Photo, Barbara Bush Funeral
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) April 22, 2018
Also attending the funeral was sitting First Lady Melania Trump, who was seen smiling along her husband’s predecessor in a photo that went viral over the weekend. President Donald Trump did not attend the funeral. The White House said in a statement that the president wished to respect the Bush family and “avoid distractions” that his security detail might create.
Nevertheless, Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that he was watching the funeral from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Approximately 1,500 people attended the ceremony.
Heading to the Southern White House to watch the Funeral Service of Barbara Bush. First Lady Melania has arrived in Houston to pay our respects. Will be a beautiful day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
The photo was taken by Paul Morse, a former White House photographer during George W. Bush’s administration.
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 22, 2018
Barbara Bush died on Tuesday at age 92. She had a close relationship with both the Clinton and Obama families.