Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Leaders gather to bid their last farewell to George HW Bush

Leaders gather to bid their last farewell to George HW Bush

Bush appeared to hand former first lady Michelle Obama something at his father's funeral, recreating a moment from Sen. Both Trumps shook hands with the Obamas, but President Trump did not offer his hand to the Clintons.

Dole, 95, once faced Bush during the 1988 Republican primary fight for the presidential nomination but nonetheless maintained a decades-old friendship with the former president.

Many are speculating that the item was candy, as Bush was seen handing Obama a sweet treat during John McCain's funeral earlier this year. A particularly sweet exchange occurred between the younger Bush and Michelle Obama when he slipped her something during their handshake. "This photo, taken Monday, is courtesy the Senate Press Photographers" Gallery pool", tweeted Bush spokesman Jim McGrath, who included a picture of the crowd surrounding Bush's casket as he lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda.

Barr left is seen here in November 1991 after being sworn in as Bush's attorney general
Barr left is seen here in November 1991 after being sworn in as Bush's attorney general

She saw that he was handing one to former first lady Laura Bush and asked for one as well.

Among those in attendance were past and present members of Houston's various professional sports teams, including Hinch, former Texans receiver Andre Johnson and former Rockets player Calvin Murphy.


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