Trump arrived for George H.W. Bush‘s funeral where he greeted the Obamas and ignored the Clintons and Jimmy Carter.
Trump greets the Obamas and blows off everyone else at George H.W. Bush’s funeral. pic.twitter.com/9qFGLQlRIM
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) December 5, 2018
The snub did not go unnoticed:
George W. Bush and Laura Bush just greeted the Trumps and all the living former presidents and first ladies — Obamas, Clintons and Carters. Donald Trump only greeted the Obamas.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) December 5, 2018
The Trumps are seated next to:
1) The president Trump said was illegitimate (Obama)
2) The president he said assaulted women (Clinton)
3) The first lady/SoS he said should be in jail (Hillary)
4) The president he said was the second-worst, behind Obama (Carter) pic.twitter.com/J63WVhs7HU
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) December 5, 2018
You can see Bill Clinton looking over at Trump as he sits down ready to greet him, but Trump just greets the Obamas and plops himself down. The only reason that Trump greeted the Obamas was probably that he thinks that it will help him with African-American voters and the Obamas were right beside him, so he couldn’t avoid it.
Donald Trump is easily the least popular president in that row, but humility is a foreign concept to this president.
That’s the Trump political brand. All classless, all the time.
For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.
Follow Jason Easley on Facebook.