Picture Of George W. Bush Giving Melania Trump A Bizarre Kiss Causes A Stir On The Internet

Date December 7, 2018 16:46

There’s been bad blood between President Trump and the Bush family in the past. This somber week, however, it didn’t show. During George W. and Laura’s stay in DC for George H.W. Bush’s funeral, the former first lady came over to the White House to have a look at Christmas decorations.

Must have felt like home for Mrs. Bush! After all, it was her residence for eight years.


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The Trumps also visited the former president and first lady at the Blair House. They exchanged greetings and seemed to be at ease with each other.


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The awkward kiss

George W. Bush shook the First Lady’s hand and gave her a kiss on the cheek, which is something the tradition calls for.

The kiss looked a little awkward, as the two stood a little too far apart. Photojournalist Andrew Harnik captured the moment and posted it on his Twitter page, and reactions to the photo have been mixed.

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How people reacted

Well, what kind of reactions would you expect in the Twitterverse? Of course, there were jokes:

There were observations of body language:

And there was, of course, some confusion, disgust, and other emotions:

Why can’t people just be chill about this? That kiss was a mere formality, after all. We should just be happy that President Trump and his wife had the courtesy to come and personally offer their condolences to the Bush family in these difficult times.

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