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Melania Trump Looked Uncharacteristically Happy Sitting Next To Obama At Barbara Bush’s Funeral

Former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral was held on Saturday, April 21, in Houston, Texas. President Trump wasn't in attendance, but first lady Melania Trump traveled to the Lone Star State to represent the White House in his stead. While there, she sat next to former President Barack Obama, and many observers noted how happy the first lady seemed while talking with him rather.

The fact that President Trump couldn't make it to the funeral is actually not a big deal—President Obama missed Nancy Reagan's funeral, and most other former Presidents have also been absent from similar occasions. White House Press Secretary Lindsay Walters commented in a statement:

To avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush family and friends attending the service, president Trump will not attend.

Many former Presidents and first ladies were in attendance, however, and Melania seemed to be enjoying herself.

Twitter was delighted by the image of Melania and Obama chatting.

Funerals are usually a sad occasion.

Of course, once the service started, everyone in the chapel quieted down to pay their respects. President Trump even chimed in from the "Southern White House"—his privately owned resort in Florida.

Not long afterwards, Trump went on a Twitter rampage against the New York Times…

For everyone who was able to attend, it will surely be a day to remember.

H/T – Indy 100, Yahoo

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Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--