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George W. Bush gives Michelle Obama candy at father's funeral

George W. Bush gives Michelle Obama candy at father's funeral”

Earlier on Monday, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia offered their condolences to the American President Donald Trump on Monday following the death of President George H.W. Bush. It's the largest-ever missing man formation attempted by the Navy.

In addition to the former presidents, former vice presidents and their spouses were also present.

Behbehhani said he wanted to thank Bush for liberating Kuwait and essentially freeing him.

As the 72-year-old Bush arrived at the National Cathedral for the state funeral for his father - the 41st U.S. president - he shook hands with President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania.

Those wishing to pay their respects to the president are lining up at another church a couple miles away, waiting to be shuttled to Bush's home church.

This is the eighth funeral train in USA history and the first since Dwight D. Eisenhower's body traveled from the National Cathedral in Washington through seven states to his Kansas hometown of Abilene 49 years ago.

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Trump, the day before, spent 20 minutes visiting Bush family members, who were staying at Blair House, across the street from the White House. Sitting next to the Clintons was fellow Democrat Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Trump had called the trade deal unfair to the US and moved to replace it.

The nation is bidding a final farewell to America's 41st president.

During the exchange, Bush took a moment to slip into the aisle and sneak something that appeared to be a piece of candy in Michelle Obama's hand, mirroring the sweet moment the two had while attending the funeral services of John McCain in September.

Rather than a 21-gun salute, the Navy's planned tribute to the late President George H.W. Bush could be called a 21-top-gun salute.

The four entrances to the Rotunda were draped in black as Bush's body lay in state, an honor bestowed to only 31 others in the history of the United States (Lincoln being the first president). Dole, who is 95, was helped from his wheelchair to stand and salute his fellow World War II veteran.



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