President Trump has been remarkably restrained and “presidential” with respect to the death of George H.W. Bush, doing his best to make nice with the Bushes.
Of course, he killed Jeb Bush during the campaign, rhetorically and at the ballot box, and the Bushes represent the establishment, Rockefeller Republicanism that Trump – and Ronald Reagan – stand and stood against.
But the for the funeral, everyone’s on their best behavior. The Bushes have, because they are classy people, not only invited the president to the ceremony but insisted that it will not be a festival of Trump bashing.
The Bush family will even meet with Trump privately, which will be awkward.
Looking forward to being with the wonderful Bush family at Blair House today. The former First Lady will be coming over to the White House this morning to be given a tour of the Christmas decorations by Melania. The elegance & precision of the last two days have been remarkable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2018
Anyway, a little unity is nice for the country. But while they Bushes are doing the right thing, and Trump is too, it’s worth remembering that everyone hates each other, and we’ll soon be hearing from various Bushes about Trump’s faults, with the suggestion that things would have been so much better under Jeb.