Melania Trump is 'relieved' Donald Trump will be attending George HW Bush's funeral with her
This comment comes after Michelle Obama dissed her when Melania Trump commented that she is the 'most bullied person' in this world.
Michelle Obama recently dissed Melania Trump and following that, now it has been revealed that the Trumps will be attending George H.W. Bush’s funeral. Now Melania is relieved that Trump is going for the funeral along with her since it will prevent awkward run-ins after she was shaded by the former first lady. According to Hollywood Life, an insider revealed, "Melania is actually really relieved the Donald will be there with her as it will help avoid any embarrassing run-ins with Michelle Obama." This comment comes after Michelle dissed her when Melania commented that she is the 'most bullied person' in this world.
“Melania always gravitated towards the Obamas previously at functions she attended solo,” the insider continued, but since the shade, “Melania’s feelings towards both her and Barack [Obama] have cooled considerably.”
When Michelle was asked about her thoughts on Melania's comment and if she could relate to it, she said, “I can’t look around at what’s going on and view myself as — I wrote about the fact that, how I learned not to sort of take myself so seriously in this role was when I would meet military families, and spend time on bases, and I would see the sacrifice that these families would make and the hardships that they would bare because they would have a loved one serving and dying and putting their life at risk. I admired them and it made me feel like, ‘let me not complain out loud about anything that is happening to me," she said according to Bustle.
The news about Trump attending George H. W. Bush’s funeral comes right after he didn't attend Sen. John McCain’s funeral. Apart from that he also failed to attend the funerals for Nancy Reagan in March 2016 and Barbara Bush in April 2018. At the time, the White House said the decision was "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service". The source then added and said, “Donald believes it is essential that he pays his full respects to a fellow President. Donald hasn’t attended the funerals of past First Ladies, but that’s pretty standard protocol for a sitting president. It’s a whole different matter when it comes to one of his peers though.”
After the former president's death, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement: "The President will designate Wednesday, December 5th as a National Day Of Mourning. He and the First Lady will attend the funeral at the National Cathedral."
State funerals are multi-day events consisting of three stages, starting with ceremonies within the state in which the honoree resided, continuing in the nation's capital, and ending where the individual has chosen to be interred. An official schedule was released on Saturday (December 1). Bush's body will be transported on Monday (December 3) from Ellington Field in Houston to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Air Force One. There will be a bicameral arrival ceremony at the US Capitol at 5pm on Monday, and he will lie in state in the Capital Rotunda, with the public invited to pay respects from Monday evening until Wednesday morning. His funeral at the National Cathedral is scheduled for 11am on Wednesday, and afterwards his body will make the return trip from Andrews back to Houston.