George W. Bush Slips Michelle Obama Mint At Father George H.W. Bush’s State Funeral [VIDEO]
During the state funeral at Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral for Bush’s father, former president George H.W. Bush, the 43rd president seemed to discreetly give Obama a piece of candy after reaching into his pocket. Obama said she believes the moment went viral because people are “hungry” for any form of bipartisanship in these times when the country appears so divided. Bush also gave Obama a similarly sweet treat at late Sen. John McCain’s funeral service in September. Both Obama and her husband smiled at Wednesday’s funeral service as Bush handed her the candy.
The former first lady attended the service alongside her husband Barack Obama, as did President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Hillary Clinton and the other two living U.S. presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
George W. Bush delivers a tearful eulogy for his father at Wednesday’s funeral, calling the 41st president “the best father a son or daughter could have.”
Michelle Obama shared a touching Instagram photo of her and George H.W. Bush over the weekend as a tribute for the former president, who died at age 94 on Friday.
“As a public servant, father, and grandfather, President George H.W. Bush was an extraordinary example for us all. His spirit of service and decency will be missed by many, including our family,” she wrote of the picture of her and the elder Bush in the Oval Office. “I hope his memory will be a guiding light for our country and those around the world.”
Former President George W. Bush greets the current and former presidents and first ladies at the funeral for his father, former President George H.W. Bush. https://t.co/gQ0HEaLIkR pic.twitter.com/hdhB3iyKvL
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Michelle Obama has also spoken several times about her friendship with the 43rd president.
“[George W. Bush] is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather. So we’re together all the time, and I love him to death. He’s a wonderful man. He’s a funny man,” Obama said during a visit on the Today show in October.