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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:17 PM

Don plans to attend GHWB funeral. Will he use the occasion to offer his thoughts on the witch hunt?

Trump Offers Praise for Bush and Will Attend the Funeral



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/01/us/politics/trump-bush-praise-history.html

BUENOS AIRES — President Trump, who had a hostile relationship with the last Republican family to occupy the White House, offered nothing but praise on Saturday for former President George Bush after he died at age 94, and the White House said the president would attend the funeral.

Mr. Trump plans to call former President George W. Bush, the son of the 41st commander in chief, to offer his condolences, the White House said in a statement. A state funeral is being arranged and Mr. Trump will designate Wednesday as a national day of mourning. Mr. Trump and the first lady will attend the funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.

“President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning. “Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!”

Mr. Trump’s words of admiration, delivered while in Argentina for an international summit meeting, belied his history of animosity with the Bush family. Mr. Trump eviscerated Mr. Bush’s son Jeb Bush during the 2016 Republican primaries and regularly disparaged another of his sons, former President George W. Bush, for the way he ran the country. The elder Mr. Bush refused to support Mr. Trump in 2016, voting instead for Hillary Clinton.

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Reply Don plans to attend GHWB funeral. Will he use the occasion to offer his thoughts on the witch hunt? (Original post)
Miles Archer Dec 2018 OP
tavernier Dec 2018 #1
KansasKali Dec 2018 #2
Siwsan Dec 2018 #3
Raven Dec 2018 #4
Chemisse Dec 2018 #5
onecaliberal Dec 2018 #6
dalton99a Dec 2018 #7
Dulcinea Dec 2018 #8
highplainsdem Dec 2018 #9
Miles Archer Dec 2018 #12
FloridaBlues Dec 2018 #10
TheBlackAdder Dec 2018 #11
ooky Dec 2018 #13
riverwalker Dec 2018 #14

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:19 PM

1. Absolutely.

Can’t help himself.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:22 PM

2. Their is no end to his tackiness.

He has to make every occasion about him.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:23 PM

3. I hope they don't ask him to give a eulogy

If he stays on script he will use his bored, disengaged sing song voice. If he goes off script, he will make it all about himself.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:24 PM

4. He will do something to make himself feel more

important than GHWB and he will read prepared remarks (prepared by someone else) in his monotone which will send a message that he doesn't believe a word of it and doesn't give a shit.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:25 PM

5. Why are they letting him?

Somehow he will make it all about him, and that will be very disrespectful to those there to mourn Bush.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:25 PM

6. Why would they allow him to attend the funeral?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:29 PM

7. He'll read a few perfunctory sentences, and then he'll go off script

and brag about himself and how he is making America great again

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:29 PM

8. The Bush family should tell him he's not invited.

They hate him. They should just tell him to go fuck himself. But, he's like the asshole relative that has to be invited to keep up appearances. He'll make an ass of himself, as usual.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:31 PM

9. As far as I can tell skimming Twitter for news, Trump will not be speaking at the funeral,

even though he and Melania were invited to attend.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:35 PM

12. I'm thinking "Kids' table at Thanksgiving" is the way to go.

Just rope them off in a little section of honor where there are no microphones.



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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:32 PM

10. State funeral probably has to go, it will be interesting seeing him sitting next

To a real President. Pres Obama.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:33 PM

11. If he acts like an ass, I hope someone accidentally trips on the mic's power cord.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:41 PM

13. So President Lard Ass invites himself.

Just tell him no. No explanation is needed. If he shows up anyway don't give him a speaking part. There is no way he should be allowed to open his mouth at that funeral and make it about himself.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:54 PM

14. He just spoke about it at G20

He offered Bush family “Best Wishes”. Seemed a weird condolence.

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