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Though Trump sits at funeral with presidential predecessors, he stands alone

2018-12-06 09:45:39       source:The Straits Times

December 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - From the moment he crossed the transept of the soaring Washington National Cathedral, tore off his overcoat and took his seat in the front pew, President Donald Trump was an outsider.

When the others sang an opening hymn, his mouth did not move. When the others read the Apostles' Creed, he stood stoically. And when one eulogist after another testified to former president George H.W. Bush's integrity and character and honesty and bravery and compassion, Mr Trump sat and listened, often with his lips pursed and his arms crossed defiantly over his chest.

Wednesday's (Dec 5) state funeral was carefully orchestrated to be about only one man and his milestones - Bush the father, the friend, the war hero and the lifelong public servant.

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