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Trump and the Clintons ignore each other at George HW Bush’s funeral

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Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama shake hands at a
funeral service for former President George H.W.
Bush.

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  • President Donald Trump did not acknowledge his 2016 opponent
    former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as he arrived at former
    President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral on Wednesday. 
  • Trump did greet former President Barack Obama, marking what
    is believed to be the first time they’ve interacted since
    Inauguration Day in 2017. 
  • This was also the first time Trump and Clinton have been in
    the same general space since Inauguration Day.

President Donald Trump did not acknowledge his 2016 opponent
former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or former President
Bill Clinton as he arrived at former President George W. Bush’s
state funeral on Wednesday. 

Trump shook hands with former President Barack Obama and former
First Lady Michelle Obama before sitting down. Meanwhile, Hillary
Clinton stared straight ahead and Bill Clinton looked somewhat
annoyed. 

This marked the first time Trump and Clinton were in the same
general space since Inauguration Day 2017.

Trump and Clinton ran head-to-head as the respective nominees for
the Republican and Democratic parties in one of the most
contentious presidential elections of the modern era. Their
disdain for one another is no secret. 

The same is true for Trump and Obama, who are not known to have
spoken since Inauguration Day, though they seemed to do their
best to be cordial and respectful at such a formal, somber
occasion. 


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Obama and Trump have a chilly but civil reunion at George H.W.
Bush’s funeral

Trump also did not greet former President Jimmy Carter or former
first lady Rosalynn Carter. 

All of the living former presidents have been critical of Trump
in various ways, some more vocally than others.

Incumbent presidents have often sought advice from their
predecessors in the past, sometimes even developing friendships
in the process, but Trump has apparently broken this trend. 

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