Picture Of George W. Bush Giving Melania Trump A Bizarre Kiss Causes A Stir On The Internet
There’s been bad blood between President Trump and the Bush family in the past. This somber week, however, it didn’t show. During George W. and Laura’s stay in DC for George H.W. Bush’s funeral, the former first lady came over to the White House to have a look at Christmas decorations.
Looking forward to being with the wonderful Bush family at Blair House today. The former First Lady will be coming over to the White House this morning to be given a tour of the Christmas decorations by Melania. The elegance & precision of the last two days have been remarkable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2018
A sweet visit during this somber week. Thanks to Mrs. Trump for inviting our family to the White House to see the Christmas decorations and our old friends, the residence staff.
Must have felt like home for Mrs. Bush! After all, it was her residence for eight years.
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The Trumps also visited the former president and first lady at the Blair House. They exchanged greetings and seemed to be at ease with each other.
The awkward kiss
George W. Bush shook the First Lady’s hand and gave her a kiss on the cheek, which is something the tradition calls for.
The kiss looked a little awkward, as the two stood a little too far apart. Photojournalist Andrew Harnik captured the moment and posted it on his Twitter page, and reactions to the photo have been mixed.
Former President George Bush gives @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP a kiss as he and former first lady @laurawbush greet @realDonaldTrump and the first lady outside the Blair House across the street from the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) @AP pic.twitter.com/WbfKrIRRpl
— Andrew Harnik (@andyharnik) December 4, 2018
How people reacted
Well, what kind of reactions would you expect in the Twitterverse? Of course, there were jokes:
He is making a move on her,Donald better watch out.
— Greg Butler (@butlerb) December 4, 2018
Melania: now how can I get that sexy Barack Obama to do the same?
— J. Effingham Bellweather (@SenCassius) December 4, 2018
His eyes were open for that kiss.
— Nothing to see here⭐⭐⭐ (@AngelFMetzger) December 4, 2018
There were observations of body language:
Having to share a kiss while standing as far away from the other person as possible.
— Mike Phillips (@caniac315) December 4, 2018
And there was, of course, some confusion, disgust, and other emotions:
This strikes me as bizarrre.
— Kyrsten, Liz, Amy or Kamala 4 Prez (@Rick_Geissal) December 4, 2018
Hard to watch.
— Canuk Opinion (@CanukOpinion) December 4, 2018
— yung ennui (@elaslim) December 4, 2018
— Tyler Durden (@punkTylerDurden) December 4, 2018
— Pamela Wilkes (@PamelaWilkes6) December 4, 2018
Why can’t people just be chill about this? That kiss was a mere formality, after all. We should just be happy that President Trump and his wife had the courtesy to come and personally