Chris Wallace: A ‘Chill’ Struck the Front Row When Trump Encountered the Obamas, Clintons at Bush Funeral
Fox News’ Chris Wallace noticed that things got really tense at George H.W. Bush‘s funeral when Donald Trump and Melania Trump took their seats next to the Obamas and the Clintons.
The president and the first lady sat next to their predecessors in the front row of the National Cathedral today, and there was a tangible awkwardness in those moments. The Trumps and the Clintons seemed to prefer barely acknowledging each other, and greetings with the Obamas didn’t seem particularly enthusiastic either — though they did shake hands.
Wallace, speaking with Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum at the end of the service, remarked that a lot of bitterness clearly remains between Trump and his fellow presidents.
“I was struck when President Trump and Melania Trump came to the front row, that it was as if a chill had descended on that front row,” Wallace said. “When Donald Trump sat down, the greeting that he was given by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama was about as cool as it could have been. It seemed like they exchanged ‘hello, good morning.’ That was it. At that point they all stopped talking to each other.”
The Fox News Sunday anchor went on to say that these hostilities are the root of why Trump isn’t really part of the “Presidents’ Club” with the other Commanders-in-Chief.
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