Former President George W. Bush breaks down remembering his father and sister

Dec 07, 2018, 00:37
Former President George W. Bush breaks down remembering his father and sister

The Houston funeral for George H.W. Bush will feature music from some of the former president's favorite country music stars.

An emotional Brian Mulroney says he's convinced George H.W. Bush will go down as the most courageous, principled and honourable occupant of the Oval Office the United States has ever known.

Mr. Bush has been lying in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where his family worshipped.

President Trump shook hands with former President Obama. Among the hundreds of people waiting will be Texas A&M leaders, staff from the president's foundation and library and students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Bush "was America's last great soldier statesman", presidential historian Jon Meacham told the guests.

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Trump, like Bush a Republican, infuriated the late president by attacking his sons, George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, a rival in the 2016 Republican primary campaign.

Former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and their wives were already at the church and had been chatting among themselves for several minutes before the Trumps arrived and took their seats.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that the day marked "a celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life".

George W Bush delivered a rousing and deeply personal eulogy - at times punctuated by laughter - as he sang the praises of his father and predecessor as commander-in-chief, who died Friday at age 94. John McCain, also at the Washington National Cathedral, when Bush slipped a cough drop to Michelle.

In the awkward scene referenced by the two, Trump can be seen walking into a church aisle where the Obamas and Clintons are seated as well.

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Mulroney hailed the first Gulf War - a "Bush initiative, from beginning to end" - as "one of the most spectacular and successful worldwide initiatives ever undertaken in modern history". Trump did not shake hands with Bill and Hillary Clinton, who looked straight ahead.

Who will attend and speak at George H.W. Bush's funeral? Trump also declared Wednesday a national day of mourning.

"It was at that point, President Bush said, 'Can I take this for a drive?'" Iden said.

A patrician figure, Bush was voted out of office in part for failing to connect with ordinary Americans during an economic recession.

The late Bush's feelings about Trump were harsh at times.

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