At the funeral service for George H.W. Bush, current President Donald Trump made no effort to greet President Jimmy Carter, now at 94, the oldest living United States President. As Trump and his wife arrived to sit in the “President’s Club” pew at the Washington National Cathedral, Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn looked straight ahead.
The reception for First Lady Melania was lukewarm, but the chilly lack of a greeting for Donald Trump was palpable, reports USA Today. As Trump sat down, he only reached over to shake Michelle Obama’s hand when she extended it over her husband and the current First Lady, but the sitting president didn’t even bother to wave to Carter, the 94-year-old elder statesman who sat just five people down on the end of the aisle.
After the lack of a simple hello, President Carter nervously checked his watch and turned his head away from the others to chat with his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.