George W Bush Handed Michelle Obama Candy Again, This Time at Bush Senior's Funeral
Bush had previously given candy to Michelle Obama in September during John McCain's funeral and repeated the gesture at his own father's.
Former president George W. Bush (C), flanked by his wife Laura (bottom L) reaches past (from L-R) US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania and former president Barack Obama to give former first Lady Michelle Obama something as US president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, and former president Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter look on during the funeral service former president George H.W.Bush at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP/Getty Images)
The camaraderie between former the Republican President and wife of the two-time Republican President Barack Obama is no secret.
The two recently revealed their informal relationship in September when Bush surreptitiously passed a candy to Mrs Obama during the funeral of John McCain. And to everyone's absolute delight, Bush repeated the same gesture at the 41st President's funeral.
In a photo that has since gone viral on social media, an earnest Bush can be seen reaching past current President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Barack Obama to hand the candy to Mr Obama. As Bush walked up the National Cathedral during the solemn event, he can be seen taking a candy out of pocket and swerving to shake the hands of the Trumps and the Obamas, sitting together. The former First Lady can be seen looking pleased at receiving the candy, even as Trump's face was twisted into what could possibly be a scowl. An unaffected Bush went on to shake the hands of the Clintons next.
Previously, Obama had said on NBC' s Today Show that Bush was often her 'partner in crime' since protocol dictated they were 'forever seatmates' during official functions attended by the 'formers'.
Social media was instantly all over the photo, with many people sharing their reactions,
George Bush gave Michelle Obama candy at his father’s funeral. Dubya is the GOAT. 🇺🇸pic.twitter.com/3PnE4vLZxl— Cloyd Rivers (@CloydRivers) December 5, 2018
Nice moment -- George W. Bush slipped Michelle Obama what looked like a piece of candy, upon entering the National Cathedral and greeting the former presidents and first ladies.— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) December 5, 2018
Two favorite moments in the VIP seats at #GeorgeHWBushFuneral:— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) December 5, 2018
1. @HillaryClinton, pointedly, not noticing Individual 1 had joined her pew; and
2. George W. Bush, at his own father's funeral, having the grace and humor to slip @MichelleObama some candy:pic.twitter.com/0l1UkbAclo
*George Bush hands Michelle Obama candy*— Anthony Moore (@AllThatandMoore) December 6, 2018
Black people: pic.twitter.com/IwBsuWUVS6
Nobody is talking about this, but right as W is handing the candy to Michelle... Trump puts his hand on W's back— Shawn in Az 🌵 (@CaptainsLogAz) December 6, 2018
Then someone literally nearly slaps Trump's hand away
I don't know what she said while doing so, maybe it was "Please don't touch President Bush, sir. " https://t.co/gzOpFYZUDV
In fact, even Bush's critics ended up sharing the incident on social media.
George W. Bush has about two or three more times to hand Michelle Obama a piece of candy before y’all completely forget about the Iraq invasion and the 2008 financial crisis altogether.— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) December 5, 2018
I don't even like GW Bush and I wear my vote against him like a badge of honor but when he leans over to give Michelle candy and Trump puts his hand on Bush's back, I straight up yelled,— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) December 5, 2018
"Hands off my President!" https://t.co/3Ds0HAq4et
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