Jeb Shatters Media’s Hopes for Anti-Trump Narrative in Wake of H.W. Bush's Death

December 05, 2018Dec 05, 2018

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and President Donald Trump butted heads regularly during the 2016 presidential campaign — and even some after the race was over.

However, when George H.W. Bush passed away, the president was entirely gracious toward his former political opponent.

Speaking to the WSJ CEO Council, Jeb Bush revealed that President Trump “couldn’t have been nicer” and personally reached out to him and his family to pay his respects.

He also revealed why the current president of the United States wasn’t delivering the eulogy at the funeral of his former president father. Once again, there was no anti-Trump narrative to be found.

"What people want to talk about is, Well, why isn’t the president giving the eulogy?’ It’s because we have a unique circumstance here my brother was president," he explained. "I’m sorry. First dibs.”

However, President Trump proudly attended the funeral in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, sitting alongside former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and their former first ladies.

One New York Times journalist even seemed a little disappointed that the Bush family didn't take shots at Trump.

"The Bushes have so far not taken emotional shots at the toxicity of Trump's Washington," Katie Rogers tweeted. "They've focused instead on unity, love, laughter, and importance of character. And an emotional 43 says his father taught him how to "serve with love" in his heart for his fellow Americans."

Former President George W. Bush delivered a beautiful and emotional eulogy honoring his father.

"Last Friday when I was told he had minutes to live, I called him,” Bush said. “I said 'Dad, I love you and you've been a wonderful father," Bush said. "And the last words he would ever say on earth were, 'I love you, too.’”

At one point, Bush broke down in tears and had to compose himself before finishing his eulogy.

“And in our grief, let us smile knowing that dad is hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again,” he concluded.

Watch the moving eulogy below:

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