Trump delivers Tribute to Barbara Bush in press conference speech

17:04 • 19.04.18



US President Donald Trump opened up his recent press conference with a tribute to the late former first lady Barbara Bush. 

He called her a “wonderful, wonderful” person and a “titan of American life,” but couldn't resist making a crack at her 73-year marriage to former President George H.W. Bush, who the 92-year-old first lady left behind, the Daily Mail reports. 


“Melania and I send our prayers to Barbara''s husband of 73 years,' Trump said. 'I'll never beat that record,' the 71-year-old president added, flashing a smile.


Cameras focused on Melania Trump, the current president's wife of 13 years, found her face expressionless. 


“She was a tireless champion for literacy, she was a fierce advocate for the American family and she was a woman of proud patriotism and profound faith,” Trump also said. “Our hearts are saddened by her passing but our spirits are lifted by the memories of her goodness and her face.”
 

“She was a good person,” the president added.   

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to the Bush family during the Wednesday evening joint press conference at Mar-a-Lago.


Earlier Wednesday, the first lady's spokeswoman confirmed that Melania Trump will travel to Texas this weekend to attend the private funeral services for the former first lady.   

CNN was first to report Melania Trump's travel plans. 

“Mrs. Trump intends to pay her respects to Barbara Bush and the entire family at the funeral on Saturday,” Mrs. Trump's Communications


Director Stephanie Grisham told DailyMail.com. 


The New York Times reported that the Clintons and the Obamas would be attending the services as well. 


Reporters will not be allowed to attend Bush's private funeral service alongside the current first lady her spokeswoman also confirmed. 


“The event will not be pooled as this is about paying tribute to Mrs. Bush,” Grisham said. 

Trump is following in the footsteps of her predecessors, most recently first lady Michelle Obama, who attended the funeral services for former first lady Nancy Reagan in March 2016. 


Hillary Clinton, in her position as first lady in 1994, attended the services held for the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  

 

President Obama did not attend Reagan's funeral, as he was already scheduled to attend a Democratic Party fundraiser in Austin held in conjunction with the South by Southwest festival.  

 





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