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Barberra Bush funeral

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  • Independent
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    Trump will not attend; since Obama/Michelle as well the Clintons will attend. Also the family Bush does not want 30 odd Secret Service men parading around Trump. Thus our great leader is an scared sick "mob" boss.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: Trump will not attend; since Obama/Michelle as well the Clintons will attend. Also the family Bush does not want 30 odd Secret Service men parading around Trump. Thus our great leader is an scared sick "mob" boss.

    Probably a good thing that he (the manchild) won't attend, especially after he insulted Barbara during the 2016 presidential campaign. I don't believe he'd be too welcome. There was no love lost from Barbara to trump at all.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    His excuse seems a little far fetched to me considering three former Presidents are going to be in attendance, which guarantees there will be a ton of Secret Service there already.

    Donald isn't going because he wasn't asked to give a eulogy and won't be the star of the show.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    His excuse seems a little far fetched to me considering three former Presidents are going to be in attendance, which guarantees there will be a ton of Secret Service there already.

    Donald isn't going because he wasn't asked to give a eulogy and won't be the star of the show.

    He is already making headway to be the star of the show. Nobody can resist taking a shot at him and that is keeping him stage center.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: He is already making headway to be the star of the show. Nobody can resist taking a shot at him and that is keeping him stage center.
    It's so depressing that the (so-called) leader of the free world is such a narcissistic sociopath that he wants to "win" the funeral of a former First Lady.
  • Center Left
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    All of the Bush family doesn't like him and have suggested the same. I was a little surprised he said anything at all. He has no place there. Adults will handle this serious respectful event. He will tweet something inappropriate. It's who he is.
  • Independent
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    Donald isn't going because he wasn't asked to give a eulogy and won't be the star of the show.

    DING! We have a winner for best answer.

    And besides, its hard to upstage the funeral of someone who has died. If he can't be the center of attention, there is nothing of interest for him.

    Imagine him giving the eulogy. He might stay on script for a couple of minutes then, and I am serious, he would start ranting something about like "There was no collusion, Comey is a liar, Mueller is the head of the Deep State, rant, rant, rant....",

  • Independent
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    All good answers; I hope dignity and decency will prevail and hope he keeps his "baby" mouth shut and does not "tweet" to disturb the funeral.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Ah forget all the rational for not attending. According to the Daily Mail, Trump was out golfing from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. The memorial service started 30 minutes later at 12:00 noon EST. The Saturday morning golf outing was clearly a higher priority. It's what Trump does almost EVERY Saturday morning no matter what.

    The Bush family could have scheduled the memorial service and funeral at another time that didn't interfere with Trump's golf game. Wink

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Ah forget all the rational for not attending. According to the Daily Mail, Trump was out golfing from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. The memorial service started 30 minutes later at 12:00 noon EST. The Saturday morning golf outing was clearly a higher priority. It's what Trump does almost EVERY Saturday morning no matter what.

    The Bush family could have scheduled the memorial service and funeral at another time that didn't interfere with Trump's golf game. Wink

    Given his legal problems, his outings might be limited. I wonder if federal prisons have golf courses where prisoners are coddled?
  • Independent
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    It truly is sad reflection of trump as a human being. He surely was invited because he is president, but as the same time it was (likely) made clear he was not welcome by the Bush family, and if he did attend, he would not be permitted to speak publicly or speak to the press out of the very real fear he would say things\lies completely inappropriate. Instead of paying tribute to Barbara Bush, there was good chance, he would say or do something, that would turn the funeral a controversy centered around him. The news would be not about what she did throughout her life, but how her funeral became just another stage for trump to be a total ass.

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    FWIW, I was told that in cases like this the sitting president does not attend but his First Lady does. I don’t know for sure if that is the case but either way everyone was better off without the man-child attending.
  • Center Left
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    A thousand levels and over a million angles. We need new voters. People who aren't happy making their voices heard. Hope.

    Lonely, always love your thoughts. Choices.

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    TJ Wrote:

    A thousand levels and over a million angles. We need new voters. People who aren't happy making their voices heard. Hope.

    Lonely, always love your thoughts. Choices.

    One does one’s best.
  • Independent
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    GHW Bush is not expected to live very much longer. We are talking days, maybe a few weeks at the most.

    I hope that trump finds another good excuse not to attend the funeral, or the Bush family specifically informs trump that he is not invited (ie send Melania Trump).

    For trump, the funeral event would be too temping. 1) show public disrespect to the Bush family while 2) ruining the funeral, and then 3) redirecting the focus away from GHW Bush and onto himself. For trump, that is a near perfect storm; shit on good people, while taking away something they never will be able to get back. If he could fuck up their funeral, it would make him feel fantastic. For trump, it's heroin.