President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the funeral of George H.W. Bush today inside the National Cathedral.
Pres and Mrs Trump escorted to their seats in National Cathedral. pic.twitter.com/GWo2d6p951
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 5, 2018
The Trump’s were seated next to the Obamas, alongside the other former U.S. Presidnets.
— Natalie Fertig (@natsfert) December 5, 2018
Melania was seated next to Obama. And as Vanity Fair pointed out, that is where she was also seated during Barbara Bush’s funeral:
The late former First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday was attended by “thousands” of reported guests, including familiar faces of White Houses past and present. Former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were seated in the front row, as was current First Lady Melania Trump, who is there representing the Trump family.
Watch the video:
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the National Cathedral for the funeral of George H.W. Bush. The Trumps are seated next to former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
— WFAA (@wfaa) December 5, 2018
Before the service, President Trump tweeted out that he was looking forward to celebrating President Bush’s life.
Looking forward to being with the Bush family. This is not a funeral, this is a day of celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life. He will be missed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018
President Donald Trump shook former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama’s hands while taking his seat at the funeral of George H.W. Bush.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump are seated alongside the Obama’s in the same row as all other former living presidents. The gathering of the current and former U.S. leaders is an extraordinary moment in U.S. history, marking the first time all of the men have been in the same room together.
Former President George W. Bush will eulogize his father at the state funeral along with former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson, and H.W. biographer Jon Meacham.