Melania Trump hosts Laura Bush for ‘sweet visit’ to 'Christmassy' White House amid Bush’s death
The late former president George H.W. Bush passed away just before the start of the Christmas season. Melania Trump decided to lift his family’s spirits by inviting them to the White House after it had been decorated for the holiday season.
Every year before Christmas the White House is decorated for the holiday season. This year Melania was in charge of choosing the decorations, and her theme was “American Treasures.”
President Trump decided to invite former first lady Laura Bush and her family to the White House following the passing of her late father-in-law, George H.W. Bush.
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Melania Trump gave former first lady Laura Bush a tour of the White House Christmas decorations, and then later visited the family at the Blair House with her husband. https://t.co/zA4SlQJUIw pic.twitter.com/mWNisuIfDc— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) December 5, 2018
Laura took her family on a White House tour, including a viewing of her father-in-law’s portrait. She took this opportunity for a photo opportunity with her 20 family members, which she posted on Instagram.
After making an unannounced visit to the rotunda to pay their respects to #Bush41 Monday evening, today President Trump will visit the Bush family at Blair House and former first lady Laura Bush will tour the White House Christmas decorations with first lady Melania Trump. pic.twitter.com/AiqCqO8azg— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) December 4, 2018
Laura Bush followed the tour by meeting her husband and former president George W. Bush outside the Blair House. Here they met with President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump.
When asked what she thinks of Melania, Laura responded that she is a “wonderful representative for the United States."
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President Trump has not always had the best things to say about the Bush family, as he has taken to Twitter and the podiums at rallies to express this. But in the wake of George H.W. Bush’s death protocol had to be followed.
Despite Trump’s negative comments in the past, he was invited to the Bush funeral as it is customary for the current president to be present at a state funeral. However, President Trump will not make a speech at the funeral.
Former Pres George W and Laura Bush returned to the Capitol Rotunda this evening to again pay respects to George H. W. Bush and to thank others mourning the passing of the 41st President, including some too young to understand. pic.twitter.com/4L2hwkZ4ML— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 5, 2018
Bush’s body is currently lying in state at the Capitol Rotunda, and a memorial service will be held at National Cathedral.