Donald Trump Just Said He’s ‘Looking Forward’ To The Funeral For George H. W. Bush
Donald Trump will be attending the funeral of former President George H.W Bush on Wednesday, and tweeted that he is “looking forward” to the funeral and paying respect to the Bush family.
“Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush.”
Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
Trump will meet privately with the Bush family ahead of the funeral privately on Tuesday at Blair House, which is the guest house across the stress from the White House. The funeral will be on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral. Trump along with all living Presidents are expected to attend.
While there was some speculation that Trump might not be invited to the funeral due to his past disrespect of not only the 41st POTUS but also the Bush family in general, Yahoo News reported that the elder Bush asked Trump to his funeral because he did not want to “stiff” a sitting president. It is worth noting that Trump did not attend the late president’s wife, Barbara Bush’s funeral earlier this year, and first lady Melania Trump went instead.
Of course Trump’s tweet was still odd, as it is strange to say one “looks forward” to a funeral, and Twitter seemed to agree:
Basic humanity 101: lesson 2,835…. you don't "look forward" to a funeral.
— Amber Alexander (@amberalexander) December 3, 2018
Are you “looking forward” to this funeral as much as you enjoyed “celebrating” World War 1?
— Alexandra Carlton (@Alex_Carlton) December 3, 2018
We’re looking forward to your funeral too…
— IdleChatter (@idlechatter91) December 3, 2018
Who 'looks forward' to a funeral?
Unless it was yours, that is.
— tonyrichards (@TonyRichards) December 3, 2018
Looking forward to this for you too. Imagine the tension while everyone at the service knows you know what they think of you. I know you would skip it if you could get away with it.
— Anthos (@akaAnthos) December 3, 2018
You are looking forward to it? It’s not a party, you’re lucky they respect your office.
— pop top (@poptop23354565) December 3, 2018
yea, who doesn't look forward to going to a funeral? https://t.co/sRRW4zJJFG
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) December 3, 2018
Can’t wait for the funeral! Looking forward to mourning your dead relative! https://t.co/r6pqrQiPUI
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) December 3, 2018
How are you looking forward to this?
The man is dead.@WhiteHouse– can you please teach this man some manners? No one should “look forward to” paying respect for someone’s death unless they are glad the person is dead. SMH#UnfitForOffice #ImpeachTrumpNow https://t.co/eTHrbDuU71
— Gen K (@gnkbelle) December 3, 2018
Looking forward to making this all about me! https://t.co/JSwFiUcOPY
— Translate Trump (@TranslateRealDT) December 3, 2018