George W. Bush appears to sneak Michelle Obama a piece of candy and her reaction is hilarious
George W. Bush and Michelle Obama share a sweet moment at his father's funeral.
Funerals are sad occasions, but even in the midst of grief, there is a space for gentle humor between old friends.
At the funereal ceremonies for his father former President George H. W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, former President George W. Bush, 72, was seen to be especially attentive to former First Lady Michelle Obama, reported CNN on Twitter on December 5, 2018.
Michelle, 54, had already confessed that the two are close friends and that she bears him a special affection.
HE DID IT AGAIN! In a sweet show of friendship, George W. Bush appears to sneak Michelle Obama a piece of candy at the state funeral for his father, George H.W. Bush https://t.co/o5zw1K6WmH pic.twitter.com/f7WusmHgB1— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) December 5, 2018
“[President 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.”
Michelle Obama, CNN on Twitter, December 5, 2018.
GEORGE W. BUSH'S SWEET GESTURE
George W. Bush was greeting illustrious guests, among whom several former presidents when he was seen greeting Michelle Obama in a peculiar fashion.
George W. appeared to sneak a piece of candy out of his pocket and to slip it to Michelle, who accepted it with a smile.
Michelle canceled her trip to Europe, during which she would have been visiting Paris and Berlin to promote her memoirs, "Becoming," so she could be present at the 41st President's funeral.
A SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN GEORGE W. AND MICHELLE OBAMA
Despite being from rival parties - George W. is a Republican, and Michelle is a Democrat - the two struck up a special friendship. At Senator Jonh McCain's funeral in September, the 43rd President also snuck Michelle a piece of candy - and the moment was noted by the press.
MICHELLE HONORED GEORGE H. W. BUSH BY SHARING UNIQUE PHOTO
Michelle paid homage to George H. W. Bush's legacy by sharing a unique photograph that shows the former President kissing her on the cheek in the Oval Office. Michelle captioned the photo with a touching tribute:
“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. 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— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 5, 2018
MICHELLE CANCELLED BOOK TOUR TO BE AT GEORGE H. W. BUSH'S FUNERAL
Michelle canceled her trip to Europe, during which she would have been visiting Paris and Berlin to promote her memoirs, "Becoming" so she could be present at the 41st President's funeral.
“It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s exemplary life. This will unfortunately preclude my visits to Paris and Berlin."
Michelle stated that she will be rescheduling the trip for next year, and apologized to fans and ticket holders for the upset.
AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT AND A DEMOCRAT'S FIRST LADY
In an interview on the "Today Show" with Jenna Bush Hager - the 43rd President's daughters - Michelle admitted that she and George W. disagreed on many issues, but agreed on the most important thing of all: Family values.
The complicity between the former First Lady and George W. Bush was first noted in 2016 when the two were photographed hugging warmly at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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George H.W. Bush: A Life of Public Service pic.twitter.com/qZlpdbQ8gL— seemab (@bc09027) December 1, 2018
GEORGE H. W. BUSH IS GOING HOME FOR BURIAL WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER
Former President George W. Bush will be transported to Joint Base Andrews, flown to Houston, and taken to St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where Barbara Bush's funeral was held in April 2018
The former President's casket will then board a train specially constructed for the purpose with a glass viewing car.
The train will transport him to the Texas A&M University in College Station, home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
George H.W. Bush will be laid to rest beside his wife, Barbara Bush, and his daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at the age of 3 in 1953.