Monday, 10 December, 2018

George W. Bush handed Michelle Obama something again

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush was carried by a military honor guard Andrew Harnik Associated Press The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush was carried by a military honor guard
Julia Gonzales | 06 December, 2018, 15:06

The lines of mourners have been steady since the president's casket was brought to Washington Monday.

President George W. Bush sits at his desk in the Oval Office for the first time on Inaugural Day, in this January 20, 2001 file photo, as his father, former President George H.W. Bush looks on.

Breaking from custom, the current president, Donald Trump, did not speak, per the wishes of the Bush family. John McCain's funeral earlier this year.

Bush then shook hands with former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, causing her to smile when he passed her what appeared to be a piece of candy.

Meanwhile, Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, were also seated in the front row with the former leaders of the U.S during the service.

World in 'deep trouble' over climate change, United Nations warns
The United States is the only country, not part of the accord after President Donald Trump chose to walk away from it. In July, Greece declared a state of emergency as massive fires wiped out entire towns.

As the world mourns the death of former President George H.W. Bush, ABC News contributor Cokie Roberts remembered his time as president and what distinguished him from the modern political climate on this week's Powerhouse Politics podcast.

"When the history books are written, they will say that George H.W. Bush was a great president of the United States, a diplomat of unmatched skill, a commander-in-chief of formidable accomplishment, and a gentleman who executed the duties of his office with dignity and honor", Bush said.

"We're going to miss you".

He became emotional while describing "the best father a son or daughter could have".

For more on H.W.'s legacy and life, watch below.

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