Despite the contentious 2016 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, President Trump has been extremely gracious to the Bush family after the passing of former President George H.W. Bush. Trump sent Air Force One to pick up the remains of H.W. Bush, and reached out to sons Jeb & W. Bush.
According to The Hill, Trump told reporters that Bush was a “wonderful man.”
“He was a very fine man. I met him on a number of occasions,” Trump added. “He was a terrific guy and he’ll be missed. He lived a full life and an exemplary life.”
Even Jeb Bush spoke glowingly of Trump’s response, as the Washington Times noted he “gave praise to his 2016 primary rival, President Trump, for his graciousness following the death of former President George H.W. Bush. The former Florida governor said Mr. Trump and first lady Melania Trump were “really gracious” in preparing for Wednesday’s state funeral for his father. Mr. Bush said his granddaughters were invited to the White House on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of the Christmas decorations, and that the president “couldn’t have been nicer” when he called to pay his respects.”
President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2018
Of course, it’s not enough for the Trump-hating left that the president laid aside past frictions and showed the Bush family respect & understanding in their time of grief. Two ABC News hosts had to disgustingly fantasize about Trump’s death & funeral. They just experienced some serious karma, though, as James Woods & others took them down a notch.
Fox News reported:
“ABC News correspondents imagined President Trump’s vision for his own state funeral on Wednesday, joking about what the current president would expect compared to the services for George H. W. Bush.
“Probably a different tone in that funeral… first he’s going to choreograph it, so there might be more trumpets and fanfare,” ABC chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran said on the network’s livestream of the Bush funeral.
ABC correspondent Devin Dwyer chimed in, “Yes, he would do it bigger, one would imagine.”
Moran then parroted what he imagined Trump would say, declaring his service would be “the best presidential funeral ever.”
“No one will ever have seen anything like that funeral,” Moran continued.
ABC News’ Terry Moran mockingly fantasizes about Trump's funeral: "First, he’s going to choreograph it. So, there might be more trumpets and fanfare. … It will be the best presidential funeral ever. No one will ever have seen anything like that funeral." pic.twitter.com/Sjt8pm5m9f
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 6, 2018
Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News that Bush’s death “has to be seen through the eyes of journalists who use every single event to attack Trump,” but found the ABC News segment particularly appalling.
“To mock him during the coverage of the president’s funeral is just despicable garbage. I would say ABC News should apologize, but it wouldn’t be sincere if it did. This is about the billionth example of unprofessional journalism in their attacks on Trump. It’s only more outrageous because of the solemn occasion,” Gainor said.
Political comedian Tim Young told Fox News that the comments are the latest example of a liberal bias in the media.
“It’s in bad taste to joke about any of our current leader’s future passing,” Young said. “But what this highlights again is the media outrage double standard where you can say basically anything you want about a Republican and get away with it.”
Young said that public reaction would be much different if the ABC News reporters joked about Obama’s potential future funeral.
“There would have been full blocks of TV dedicated to ‘how disgusting they were’ on CNN and forced apologies from their own network,” Young said.”
The ABC News hosts got an especially full blast of karma on social media, though, with actor James Woods jumping in to fry them.
“#ABC “News” is an embarrassment,” Woods Tweeted earlier today.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 6, 2018
And other’s chimed in:
“You are a disgrace to your profession. I’m not a Trump supporter either but there are times when people need to keep their mouth shut. Your on air about Trumps planning a funeral was really a low point of television @ABC what has your network become @CNN”
“@TerryMoran what a piece of TRASH you are. You dare call yourself a “journalist” and have the audacity to talk about “what President Trump’s funeral would be like during #GeorgeHWBushFuneral – you are a sick bastard. @ABC should fire you, but they won’t. #FakeNews”
@TerryMoran what a piece of TRASH you are. You dare call yourself a “journalist” and have the audacity to talk about “what President Trump’s funeral would be like during #GeorgeHWBushFuneral – you are a sick bastard. @ABC should fire you, but they won’t. #FakeNews
— Gino (@NFLisFIXED36) December 6, 2018
“@ABC How can you not fire Terry Moran and Devin Dwyer after their comments about the POTUS and esp at the funeral of President Bush? It’s well know the MSM hates Trump but have they no common decency? How about Obamas funeral huh?”
@ABC How can you not fire Terry Moran and Devin Dwyer after their comments about the POTUS and esp at the funeral of President Bush? It's well know the MSM hates Trump but have they no common decency? How about Obamas funeral huh?
— cathy jarvis (@CthJarvis) December 6, 2018
Those in leftwing media have no shame. They should continue to be called out for their disgusting & disgraceful antics.
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