WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of George H.W. Bush is bringing together the five remaining members of an oh-so-exclusive fraternity — the presidents club. But for President Donald Trump, it may not be an entirely comfortable reunion, throwing him together with former occupants of the Oval Office who have given him decidedly mixed reviews.
The state funeral for the late president will be attended by former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. The last time they were all together with Trump was at his inauguration in 2017.
Trump has sought to meet the elder Bush’s passing with grace, a contrast to the rhythms of his tumultuous presidency. Trump’s predecessors have all made their discomfort with his leadership known in different ways.