Despite years of deep animosity between the Trump and the Bush family, representing divergent trademarks of Republicanism, Trump obscured Bush’s legacy as a veteran and lifelong civil servant from World War II.
Trump’s reconciliation gestures came from Argentina, where he participates in the 20th Summit in Buenos Aires. He interrupted a scheduled press conference for Saturday afternoon, tweeting that he would not question questions from journalists “respecting the Bush family and former President George HW Bush.”
Trump was notified of Bush’s change over night and planned to talk through telephone conversations with the late president’s son, former president George W. Bush, to offer condolences, according to a statement by White House’s press secretary Sarah Sanders.
“President George HW Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life,” wrote Trump Saturday morning on Twitter. “When I was with him, he saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His achievements were great from start to finish. He was a really wonderful man and will be missing by all!”
President Trump and First The lady Melania Trump arrives in Buenos Aires for the G20 Summit on November 29th. (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images)  President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will attend George HW Bush’s funeral at the Washington National Cathedral, Sanders said. “A state funeral is arranged with all the accompanying support and honors,” she said in a statement.
Trump did not attend the last major funeral in Washington, former senator John McCain in Arizona. The president had long fired McCain, and the McCain family made it clear that he was not welcome to the services of former President Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
McCain Memorial – culminating in a funeral in Washington Washington’s National Cathedral with Heads of State, Military Brass and other elites – constituted an extraordinary condemnation of Trump’s presidency and a melancholic last hurray for all who had lost their lives in Trump.
[ McCain funeral was a melancholy last hurray for what has been lost in Trump era]
It was unclear whether Bush’s funeral – like a curious New England-bred patrician was more restricted in his criticism of Trump than the unpublished McCain – would bear the same tone, especially considering that Trump will participate.
Trump did not attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. Melania Trump participated in the Houston service, where she posed for a photograph together with George H.W. Bush, Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush, Clinton and former first lady Hillary Clinton.
Trumps admiration word for George H.W. Bush lures more than three years of hostility between the current president and the Bush family. During 2016 the Republican Presidential Primaries, Trump Genuinely Reached A Bush’s Sister, Jeb Bush, “Low Energy” and attacked another of his sons George W. Bush’s policies. Trump repeatedly called the Iraq war one of the United States largest foreign policy pursuiters.
Trump obviously happened to the forces marshalsed by the bushes and through the election lifelong republican George H.W. Bush did not vote for his party nominated, but for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
In a statement issued early Saturday by the White House, Trump Bush’s achievements in public service – from his time as the naval pilot during World War II – to his tours as a congressional leader from Texas, sent to China and head of the Central Intelligence Agency, and his eight years as vice president and four as president.
“By its essential authenticity, disarming white and insignificant commitment to faith, family and land, President Bush inspired generations of his with Americans for public service – in his words to be” thousand light spots “that illuminate America’s greatness, hope and opportunity to the world, “wrote Trump.  It was a deviation from Trump’s comments at a Montana rally this past summer, spitting the “thousand points of light” which Bush had famously used to describe the volunteering of the Americans.
“You know all the rhetoric:” Thousands of bright spots, “asked Trump Montana audience.” What the hell was that? What does it mean? I know one thing: “Make America Great Again” we understand. “To take America first” we understand. “Thousands of bright spots?” I never got that one. What the hell is that? Has anyone figured it out? It was played by a Republican. “
Trumps shot was condemned by the expanded Bush political family. Ari Fleischer, a former White House press secretary for George W. Bush, tweeted:” This is so rude. Going for a 94-year-old, former president’s promotion of volunteerism. I do not care that potus is a fighter. I think he’s rude. “
[So uncalled for’: George W. Bush’s former press secretary chides Trump for mocking ‘thousand points of light’]
Bush prevented from entering the political issue with Trump and weighing in to the 45th President’s daily and sometimes hours of news cycles. But he made clear what he thought of Trump.
I do not like him, Bush said in an interview with Mark K. Updegrove in May 2016 in his book, “The Last Republicans.” He added that he thought Trump was driven by “a certain ego.”
“I do not know much about him but I know he’s a hard one, “added Bush.” And I’m not so glad he’s a leader. “