Watch Live: Obamas, Clintons, Melania Trump Attend Barbara Bush Funeral Service
A number of former U.S. presidents and their families joined more than a thousand mourners at a church in Houston on Saturday for the funeral service of former first lady Barbara Bush.
Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92, was remembered with a series of speeches that included a moving tribute from Random House editor and presidential historian Jon Meacham. She is survived by her husband, George H.W. Bush and son, George W. Bush, both former presidents.
Current First Lady Melania Trump was in attendance, and sat beside Former President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The Clintons and Obamas sit next to Melania Trump. Four former presidents are attending the funeral today for Barbara Bush. (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/Wi0iJPPQhG
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 21, 2018
Melania’s guests for the funeral were the former White House maitre d’ and current White House usher:
. @FLOTUS personally invited George Hannie, former White House maitre d, and Buddy Carter, current White House usher — both of whom worked for and adored Barbara Bush — to join her on the flight to Houston so the two could attend today’s memorial.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) April 21, 2018
Trump did not attend the funeral, as is tradition. After playing a round of golf Saturday morning, and said he would be watching the service from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
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