In a photo captured byPaul Morse, who previously served as a White House photographer during President George W. Bush’s administration, the leaders of the past four administrations gathered with first ladyMelania Trumpin one photograph.
Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton stood next to Barack Obama andMichelle Obama. George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, flank the Clintons’ other side as the elder George H.W. Bush sits at the forefront of the group.
PresidentDonald Trumpdid not attend the funeral, in which some 1,500 mourners gathered to pay their respects. The White House announced his absence from the ceremony earlier this week. According to the statement, the move was intended to respect the Bush family and “avoid distractions” that might be caused by his security detail.
Hemade sure to tweeton Saturday though that he was watching the event on television from his Palm Beach, Florida, golf resort, Mar-a-Lago, which he dubbed the “Southern White House.”
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