Kirsters Baish| Fox News Insider has reported that after the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush, Martha MacCallum and Jesse Watters spoke about the funeral “controversy” that we’ve all been hearing about… did Hillary Clinton snub President Donald Trump during the service, which was held at the National Cathedral on Wednesday.
Fox News Insider reports:
At the cathedral, President George W. Bush was seated on a separate pew with the rest of his family, but all of the other living presidents were seated in the same row alongside their wives.
The Carters, Clintons and Obamas were already seated as the Trumps entered. Melania Trump shook hands with the Obamas and Bill Clinton. Trump shook hands with the Obamas and appeared to nod in the direction of the Clintons and Carters.
“Hillary’s just staring straight ahead,” MacCallum stated. “Was that a snub?”
Watters explained that he felt the “controversy” was created, for the most part, during a somber occasion.
President Trump, as well as former Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter and Bush are attending the 41st president's state funeral.
— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) December 5, 2018
Watters also said that “the dynamics of that one row of dignitaries was complex and politically disparate.”
“One guy’s shredding the other guy’s legacy, the other guy wiretapped him,” Watters stated. He went on to add that epithets of “traitor” and “rapist” had been thrown into the mix between Donald Trump, Obama and Clinton in the past.
MacCallum reminded viewers that Marilyn Quayle, former Vice President to Bush Senior, J. Danforth Quayle’s wife, seemed to be watching the behavior of those sitting in the same pew as President Trump.
Watters stated that former Vice President Dick Cheney also seemed to watch the President quietly take his seat.
“I didn’t see any snubs,” Watters stated, continuing to add that, Hillary Clinton “didn’t acknowledge Trump.”
Fox News Insider reports:
Watters and MacCallum noted that Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were seated at the far end of the row and were not really in the vicinity of the Trumps to be able to greet each other.
The Bidens, Pences and Gores were also seen in the row where the Quayles and Cheneys were seated, and MacCallum said the fact that all of the first families were seated together was remarkable.
Carter’s vice president, Walter “Fritz” Mondale (D-Minn.), was also in attendance, according to former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.
Every VP since 1977 is at President Bush’s funeral, except one. Mondale, Quayle, Gore, Cheney, Biden, and Pence are there. The only one missing is President Reagan’s VP, George HW Bush.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) December 5, 2018
Fleischer wrote on Twitter, “Every VP since 1977 is at President Bush’s funeral, except one. Mondale, Quayle, Gore, Cheney, Biden, and Pence are there. The only one missing is President Reagan’s VP, George HW Bush.”