Trump Makes Unannounced Visit To The Capitol Rotunda To Pay His Respects To George H.W. Bush
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The couple entered the rotunda and held hands as they quietly approached Bush’s coffin draped in the American flag.
A solemn-looking president saluted Bush’s remains while the first lady pressed her right hand over her heart.
They left about a minute later – as silently as they arrived.
U.S. Capitol Police cleared the rotunda of visitors before the first couple arrived. The doors to the rotunda had opened about 45 minutes earlier for members of the public to come pay their respects
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CNN Panel Trashes Trump After He Goes To Capitol To Quietly Visit And Honor George H.W. Bush
Before President Trump and first lady Melania Trump appeared in the rotunda, CNN special correspondent Jamie Gangel began by insisting that the celebration of Bush’s life “sends a message” to Trump that “this is how it’s done.”
“Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, two Democrats- they called Bush 41 a gentleman, total class. This is the embodiment of just how different it can be,” Gangel told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. “And that’s a message to Trump.”
Gangel criticized the current president moments after he stepped out of the rotunda, saying he doesn’t “mend fences” in the wake of the open hostility that took place between Trump and the Bush family.