Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Reverence, grace as leaders gather for Bush funeral

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CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo got into a heated exchange about a simple moment between President Donald Trump and the former presidents while at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.

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Bush, the 41st United States president, occupied the White House from 1989 to 1993, navigating the collapse of the Soviet Union and expelling former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's forces from oil-rich Kuwait.

"Let me tell you - when George Herbert Walker Bush was President of the United States, every single head of government in the world knew that they were dealing with a gentleman - a genuine leader - one who was distinguished, resolute and courageous", said former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Bush "was America's last great soldier statesman", presidential historian Jon Meacham told the guests. The night before, more than 11,000 people paid their respects as his casket lay in repose all night at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where his family worshipped.

The passing of Bush, only the second president to see his son follow him to the Oval Office, has led Americans to reflect on his life of duty and service to country as a leader of the so-called "Greatest Generation".

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The body of Mr Bush, which had been lying in state at the US Capitol, was moved to the National Cathedral for the funeral.

"He would have hated that", said Hume, explaining that the Bush family did not want that to happen.

The atmosphere at the funeral of George H.W. Bush on Wednesday was noticeably chilly as the current president had a rare meeting with his predecessors.

If the Bushes are everything wrong with democracy, at least they didn't threaten it in the ways that Trump does.

Trump arrived and promptly shook hands with Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. He also suggested that when Bush died, he would meet his wife of 73 years, Barbara, in heaven and she would playfully demand "What took you so long?" He described the president's famous rallying cry of "a thousand points of light" as evocative of Lincoln's "better angels of our nature", calling them "companion verses in America's national hymn".

The late president will be transported by hearse through Washington to the soaring National Cathedral, where 3,000 political leaders and family members were congregating to say goodbye.

None of that means, however, that Jeb Bush and President Trump's differences have been resolved.

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