Donald Trump and former Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, and Carter on Wednesday joined leaders from across the world at the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. It was a bit awkward as the Trumps walked in and took their seats at the end of the pew, with Melania shaking the Obamas’ hands, then Trump doing the same as the former president and his wife remained gracious. It was all very civil, and Trump didn’t even start bragging about his 2016 electoral win.
Then, Vice President Mike Pence stopped to make the rounds at the presidential pew. Pence shook hands and exchanged greetings with former President Bill Clinton, and Hillary — who were sitting next to the Obamas. After shaking the former president’s hand, Pence snubbed the Obamas, walking right past them.
no love for the Obamas pic.twitter.com/JvndDDhS6w
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) December 5, 2018
The Internet lit up.
As I mourn the man that I did not vote for or support as President, I think I am more Christian than Mike Pence. He calls himself a man of God. I think not. I will show grace even if those hateful people do not. #CountrybeforeParty
— Chris Haber Ritacca (@ChrisRitacca) December 5, 2018
Wow! Such disrespect. I’m disgusted at this man who claims to be a Christian.
— Janet (@janetdiato) December 5, 2018
It looks like Michelle turned to her friend like, “Did I call it? I called it.”
— Jade (@butlerfetish) December 5, 2018
That’s so bizzare
— Karan (@Asoka_raj) December 5, 2018
and michelle out here like pic.twitter.com/XUMn4iNrza
— Wes Pyron (@oh_itsjustWES) December 5, 2018
Wow that was just rude
— bethie jett (@psychomom83) December 5, 2018
The most disrespectful admin we have ever had. Our only solace is this criminal admin will go down.
— Sheri Van Horsen #WomenWarriorsVote (@SlayerAZ) December 5, 2018
Michelle’s look at the end is the best
— Ms.Resists_NY2212 (@Newyorker2212) December 5, 2018
They are unbothered. The Obamas are Unfuckwithable.
— Cocoa Khalessi (@CocoaKhalessi) December 5, 2018
The pettiness of this administration knows no bounds. @VP
— 🗣 The Liberal Marine 🇺🇸 (@ted_fleming) December 5, 2018
Love the smirk on President Obama’s face, like 🤷♀️
— AJ (@AlisaJass) December 5, 2018
Pence is part of the most toxic administration we’ve ever witnessed. Trump has lashed out at everyone, including former presidents. Now, it would seem to me that this administration could use some guidance, but I guess not. And really, the Obamas looked unmoved by Pence’s snub.
It doesn’t take much to show a little class, but Pence is incapable, obviously.
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