The Campaign For DA

4.23.2018

At Barbara Bush's Funeral


Obviously, Trump was not there. His wife was.

But if you want to go down a rabbit hole, start researching whether a sitting President normally attends the funeral of a former First Lady. They don't. It's an American tradition. A tradition of treating women as second class citizens.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

So--this is not a "bad Trump" issue, then? All those other Presidents would have done the same? Regardless of the stupidity of the tradition, that kinda makes it a non-Trump-issue.

wordkyle said...

"an American tradition" - Since JFK.

Anonymous said...

If you think about it, first ladies are just someone's old lady!

Anonymous said...

In early days, travel accomodations for attending funerals, whether of a former FLOTUS or a former POTUS, were not such that attendance was possible. Let's face it, it is NOT an 'American tradition', it is a 21st century tradition.
"When the plans were announced for Nancy Reagan’s Friday, March 11, 2016 funeral and burial at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, five days after her death, came word that four of her five living fellow First Ladies would be in attendance: Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter. The only living First Lady who would not attend was Barbara Bush.
Mrs. Reagan’s funeral gathering continued a tradition unbroken for all of her predecessors who had served as First Ladies since 1933, beginning with Eleanor Roosevelt."
Source: http://www.firstladies.org/blog/first-ladies-at-the-funerals-of-other-first-ladies/

Anonymous said...

Nice gesture of Melania to include two long time White House permanent staffers in her traveling party who were close to the Bush Family when they were in the WH so they could pay their final respects in person.

DF Fire the President - Keep the First Lady

Anonymous said...

I NEED A LITTLE MORE INFO TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE LAST LINE IS ACCURATE

TF TOM SMYKOWSKI

Anonymous said...

He was busy making America great again.

Anonymous said...

I miss every single president in this picture. If you agree or disagree politically they all loved the country.

Anonymous said...

I doubt he was invited. We don’t live in a monarchy. If you aren’t invited to a person’s funeral, you better not show. See The Accountant.

Anonymous said...

He was busy playing golf. Wonder if he was tucking his tail and hiding. When one does and says things that they know are wrong, one tends to hide. Thank you Melania.

Anonymous said...

I would not want to ‘walk a mile’ in her shoes, (FLOTUS) or try to walk across the room. Her shoes may be stylish and expensive but, look extremely uncomfortable.

DF - Dr. Scholls

Anonymous said...

I don't like the idea of going to funerals of people I don't know really well. Plus all she ever really did was be a housewife.

Anonymous said...

I'm an avowed Trump hater, but I had no problem with the party line of not wanting to be a distraction with all the necessary extra security, etc. Besides, he probably would've invited himself to give a eulogy and turned it into how much better looking his first lady is than Mrs. Bush. Dammit, tried to make it positive.

Anonymous said...

I read John F. Kennedy attended Eleanor Roosevelts funeral in 1962.

Anonymous said...

11:32 Are you freaking kidding? You should Google her name...you will be amazed...she didn't have time to be a regular house wife sucker!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this photo...too bad Jimmie Carter was out of the country and his wife was at home recovering from a surgery, or they would have been there. A sitting president cause unnecessary hoopla to be attending, so they usually don't go, but that can if they want to.

Anonymous said...

11:32 has to be kidding...

Anonymous said...

Barbara Bush was known for her sharp,honest tongue. She probably let those close to her, including her priest, know not to allow that SOB Trump near her funeral.
Besides, Trump would have tried to turn her funeral into “it’s all about me” instead about Mrs. Bush.
Thank you Mrs. Trump for attending without your husband.

Anonymous said...

so 11:32, it's vienna sausages and self love for a while, huh?

df your housewife
df doing other housewife stuff now

Anonymous said...

Agreed Would further, that they also all respected the OFFICE of the presidency. (symbolically not literally)

Anonymous said...

You're stupid.

Anonymous said...

Can't help but notice Laura Bush has has her eyes done and is looking quite different.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are not..... stupid.