MacCallum and Watters: Did Hillary Snub Pres. Trump at George H.W. Bush's Funeral?
Martha MacCallum and Jesse Watters discussed the controversy as to whether or not Hillary Clinton snubbed her electoral foe President Donald Trump at President George H.W. Bush's funeral service at the National Cathedral Wednesday.
At the cathedral, President George W. Bush was seated on a separate pew with the rest of his family, but all of the other living presidents were seated in the same row alongside their wives.
The Carters, Clintons and Obamas were already seated as the Trumps entered. Melania Trump shook hands with the Obamas and Bill Clinton. Trump shook hands with the Obamas and appeared to nod in the direction of the Clintons and Carters.
"Hillary's just staring straight ahead," MacCallum said. "Was that a snub?"
Watters said he thought the "controversy" was mostly manufactured, noting the somber occasion.
President Trump, as well as former Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter and Bush are attending the 41st president's state funeral.
— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) December 5, 2018
But he said the dynamics of that one row of dignitaries was complex and politically disparate.
"One guy's shredding the other guy's legacy, the other guy wiretapped him," Watters said. He added that epithets of "traitor" and "rapist" had been thrown around in the past between Trump, Obama and President Clinton.
MacCallum pointed out that Marilyn Quayle, the wife of former Vice President J. Danforth Quayle -- who served with Bush 41 -- appeared to eagerly watch the interactions between the Trumps and the rest of the pew as they were seated.
Watters said that former Vice President Dick Cheney, too, appeared to quietly turn to watch Trump as he was seated.
"I didn't see any snubs," Watters said, adding that however, Mrs. Clinton "didn't acknowledge Trump."
Watters and MacCallum noted that Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were seated at the far end of the row and were not really in the vicinity of the Trumps to be able to greet each other.
The Bidens, Pences and Gores were also seen in the row where the Quayles and Cheneys were seated, and MacCallum said the fact that all of the first families were seated together was remarkable.
Every VP since 1977 is at President Bush’s funeral, except one. Mondale, Quayle, Gore, Cheney, Biden, and Pence are there. The only one missing is President Reagan’s VP, George HW Bush.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) December 5, 2018
Carter's vice president, Walter "Fritz" Mondale (D-Minn.), was also in attendance, according to former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.
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