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Trump leaves George H.W. Bush’s funeral, reported home before casket left

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Donald J. Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, salutes the
casket containing the body of former US President George H.W.
Bush in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington,
DC.

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  • President Donald Trump left George H.W. Bush’s funeral on
    Wednesday and had made it back to the White House before the
    former president’s casket had left the cathedral’s grounds.
  • Trump and his wife Melania had few interactions at the
    service, only briefly shaking hands with former President Barack
    Obama and his wife Michelle. 
  • After leaving, the president
    tweeted
    : “Working hard, thank you!” with a photo showing a
    50% approval rating poll.

Trump quickly left
George H.W. Bush’s funeral
on Wednesday, and made it back to
the White House before the casket had even left the cathedral
grounds.

Trump and the first lady left the funeral at the conclusion of
the service, and jumped in their motorcade at 1:14 p.m., before
the casket had been placed in the hearse, live broadcasts of the
event showed.

The pair were home after the three-mile journey by 1:25 p.m.,
pool reports from White House reporters said. The 41st
president’s body had left the grounds of the Washington
National Cathedral, where ex-presidents and guests were still
gathered to see him
 off. National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.National
Washington Cathedral.
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The funeral was live
streamed
by many US and international news outlet, so the
Trump’s time of departure could be worked out from the live
images as well as pool reports.

Bush died on Friday at the age of 94, he was president from 1989
to 1993, and will
be buried in Houston, Texas, on Thursday.

After leaving, the president tweeted:
“Working hard, thank you!” with a photo showing a 50% approval
rating poll.

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