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State Funeral Held For George H.W. Bush At The Washington National Cathedral

Source: Chip Somodevilla / Getty

As I type, the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush is in session. As we reported earlier, Michelle Obama postponed some of her book tour dates in order to be in attendance. While it certainly seems like the right, dutiful and classy thing to do— it also represented a bit of a sacrifice. Instead of sitting in front of an audience of fans, sharing her life story and dropping gems—as she’s been doing since the start, she had to interact with her husband’s predecessor and general, the embarrassment of a nation, President Donald J. Trump.

And while Obama has said that she will never forgive Trump for the comments he made regarding her husband’s citizenship, leading the “birther movement,” she still shook his hand politely, offering a quick smile, before readjusting her jacket.

She’s not new to this, she’s true to this. Auntie Chelle proves time and time again that she truly meant her mantra, ‘When they go low, we go high.’

But the rest of us aren’t married to the former President of the United States and have no obligation to hold our tongues, projected how we would have reacted having to shake Donald Trump’s hand. Check them out on the following pages, along with other happenings from the funeral on the following pages.

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