Funeral of Bush: what Donald and Melania Trump did during prayer, outrage US political news - Merkur.de

With a state act, the United States greeted its former US president George H. W. Bush. Heads of state all over the world took part in the funeral service, including Chancellor Angela Merkel. The newsletter for the funeral act.

  • With a state act, the United States greeted its former US president George H. W. Bush.
  • At Wednesday's funeral in Washington's National Cathedral, state leaders from around the world attended, including Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).
  • US President Donald Trump and his wife sat in line during the service with his predecessors Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and their wives.
  • George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Friday at the age of 94.

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Somehow, such a club closes: a month after the congressional elections, US President Donald Trump announced new appointments to two key posts of his government. The new attorney general will be William Barr, who has already held office under the recently deceased former president George H. W. Bush, as announced on Friday by Trump in Washington. As a new ambassador to the UN, he appointed Heather Nauert, who is currently a spokesman for the US State Department.

Both appointments still require the approval of the Senate. The 68-year-old Barr will have to succeed Jeff Sessions, whom Trump had to resign the day after the congressional elections. Currently, the office is provisionally exercised by Matthew Whitaker, former head of Sessions staff.

Bush funeral: conducted by Donald and Melania Trump during the prayer outrage the United States

9:44: the Washington PostTo put it briefly: "All the presidents at the Bush memorial service have pronounced this central prayer, only one, no," he says. The sheet refers to one of several noteworthy scenes during the memorial service for the late former President George H. W. Bush on Wednesday in Washington. Naturally, this refers to President Donald Trump, who, as his wife Melania, is silent, while the guests of the memorial recite the Symbol of the Apostles.

Donald and Melania Trump were in the front row, along with former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Also the reception made for an unpleasant moment (see 06.12.2018, 9.24 clock). Many social media users have drawn attention to this moment of Trump during the funeral service. After all, Trump is very popular among Evangelical Christians.

The singer Richard Marx has pointed out on Twitter the American evangelical pastor Franklin Graham: "Hey, this is your 'evangelical president' who does not say the Apostles' Creed at the funeral of your father's friend. think it's the name of the next movie with (Sylvester) Stallone and Michael B. Jordan. "

CNN commentator Keith Boykin also teased Twitter: "This is your" Christian "evangelical president.

Update 7.12.2018, 18:15: After four days of mourning, the late president of the United States, George H. W. Bush, was buried. The 41st president of the United States was buried with his family on Thursday in College Station, Texas, a spokesman said. It is located near the presidential library bearing his name, along with his wife Barbara, who died in April, and his daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at the age of only three.

George H. W. Bush is buried in Texas

10.39 clock: Six days after his death, the former president of the United States, George H. W. Bush, is buried in Texas. Bush is buried on Thursday in College Station on the campus of A & M University, which houses his library and museum. Bush died at his home in Houston, at the age of 94, Friday. He ruled from 1989 to 1993. His death was recorded with pain not only in the United States, but all over the world.

Bush is buried next to his wife Barbara and his daughter Robin. Barbara Bush did not die until April of this year. The couple had been married for 73 years and had six children. Robin died of leukemia in 1953 at the age of three.

10:00: The topic may be of interest to you too: Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has earned a lot of ridicule with a typo on Twitter and a verbal attack on the short message service. The lawyer and computer security attorney wrote a tweet last week criticizing Russia's special investigator Robert Mueller. But between two sentences he forgot a space and wrote "G-20.In". More can be found here.

Funeral service for Bush: the reception of Trump is a very unpleasant moment: Melania shows style

09:24: The pain in the United States for the first, the great President Bush is great. But some Americans were going through a difficult period with their current president. For example, some observers have already found Trump's welcome in Barack and Michelle Obama "irritating" or "embarrassing". Not only because the hand shake was very embarrassing and Trump and Obama attacked a few weeks ago during the election campaign before the US Congress elections. But also because Trump simply ignored the couple around former President Bill Clinton and Mrs. Hillary.

However, Trump must be credited with Hillary's disdain for him. On the other hand, Bill smiled confidently. The style showed Melanie shaking hands with Bill Clinton and nodding to Hillary displeased. The Carter couple sitting next to the Clinton ignored Trumps. The atmosphere was freezing. Not a good time for many Americans – and the day of great mourning for a great success.

Donald Trump honors George H. W. Bush through Twitter

The last of the living presidents, George W. Bush appeared. Trump also stood up for him. Incidentally, Trump did not speak during the service. However, on Twitter wrote earlier, "This is not a funeral, this is a day of celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life, we will miss him!"

These were the news on the funeral of George H. W. Bush on Wednesday

19.8With a moving address in Washington's National Cathedral, former President George W. Bush said goodbye to his father George H. W. Bush. "When the history books are written, it will be read that George H. W. Bush was a great president of the United States," George W. Bush said at the memorial service on Wednesday. "He showed me what it means to be a president who acts with integrity, courage and love in his heart for the citizens of our country". George W. Bush was with his father eight years after his departure from the office he followed.

Funeral for Bush: Bush Jr. next to his father's coffin in Washington's National Cathedral.

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George W. Bush told of his last telephone conversation with his father shortly before his death last Friday. "I said dad, I love you and you were a wonderful father, and the last words he would have ever said on earth were, I love you too." George W. Bush called his father "a great and generous man, the best father a son or daughter can have ".

At one point in his speech his voice broke – as he recognized the deceased as a model father. Otherwise, Bush junior, but he spoke calmly and also told a funny anecdote, which caused laughter in the audience.

For example, former Secretary of State James Baker smuggled a bottle of vodka into the hospital room for his father in the last year of his life. Or even that the former president in the last phase of life watched television thriller repetitions – "with full volume turned up".

Video: George W. Bush honors his father with a moving speech

But George W. Bush's speech was also full of humor. "For us it was almost perfect, but not perfect," said the son. "It was not really Fred Astaire on the dance floor."

Funeral for George H. W. Bush: Trump takes his place next to Obama

17:28: For the funeral service for the late former President George H. W. Bush, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrived at the National Cathedral in Washington. The Triumphs took place on Wednesday morning (local time) in the first row alongside former Democratic President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Couples greeted each other briefly, as can be seen in television recordings. In addition to Obama, the other two former Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter sat with their wives.

Shortly thereafter, the car arrived in front of the cathedral with Bush's coffin. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prince Charles also participate in the commemoration.

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17:00: With military honors, the coffin was taken out of the Capitol on Wednesday. Members of the Bush family attended the ceremony, including his sons George W. and Jeb Bush. In the surrounding streets, many people had gathered to pay homage to the dead man.

In addition to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania, former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prince Charles participate in the funeral service, which begins at 17:00 German time (11:00 local time) ).

Bush died Friday at the age of 94 at his home in Houston, Texas. He was the 41st President of the United States and ruled from 1989 to 1993.

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