Was Barbara Bush partially to blame for Donald Trump's presidency?

Was Barbara Bush partially to blame for Donald Trump's presidency?

Photographer Paul Morse was asked to capture the services by the office of former president George H.W. Bush.

While there were many striking images from the weekend, one stood out- after the funeral President George H.W. Bush gathered with former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and First Ladies Laura W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump for a quick photo.

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President Donald Trump didn't attend.

Her husband, likewise, is remembered as a reasonable, amiable man, who perhaps didn't have his wife's star power, but nonetheless governed in a responsible way, even reversing his pledge not to lower taxes when it became clear that a tax hike was needed to offset the exploding deficits of his predecessor. "And then, you know, the person who is absent, of course, is Donald Trump and it has been pointed out that he was busy sending out 24 tweets while the rest of the, you know, living presidents - well a lot of them, were here at the funeral".

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"I don't think the Bush family is eager to have President Trump there", she said. So, naturally, when on Saturday, they spotted the FLOTUS sitting alongside Barack Obama and smiling - it got everyone talking. "How you deal with that will be sticky".

In fact, on the very first day of Trump's inauguration, Melania's apparent unhappiness was a common theme in the global women's march, with multiple people taking to the streets with banners reading, "Free Melania". "Which we often don't see her doing in public".

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Before they left Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday, all of the attending former presidents and their spouses took a rare group photo together - and it quickly went viral.

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