During former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral, there was a rare occurrence of civility as many past and present U.S. leaders came together to mourn.
However, there were some awkward moments as President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump sat next to former Presidents Obama and Clinton. When the first lady sat down, she greeted and waved to her fellow Americans, but there was one who didn’t seem too pleased to greet her.
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton only nodded in Trump’s direction when she was greeted, prompting some on Twitter to call her out.
Watch the awkward moment below:
Staggeringly rude by Hillary. https://t.co/osRrOZVO80
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 5, 2018
Hillary’s behavior today at the funeral is exactly why America rejected her two years ago.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 5, 2018
Poor dumb Roland thinks this makes Hillary look dignified instead of confirming what a cold nasty person she is https://t.co/2VZttTR1v0
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 5, 2018
All the former Presidents and their wives either shake Melania Trump's hand or give her a friendly wave except for Hillary Clinton who gives her an awkward nod. pic.twitter.com/1yMfOA42GC
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 5, 2018
That wasn’t the only awkward moment though, with other users pointing out how stiff the group looked:
What an image. An awkward moment for sure, as Hillary Clinton nodded toward Melania Trump. Some cold stares, but also remarkable that an event can bring this group of people together, at least physically. pic.twitter.com/PY1vOb55pZ
— Michael D. Shear (@shearm) December 5, 2018
Hillary is treating Trump like the sun during an eclipse pic.twitter.com/Vl2cH5jC1Z
— Barstool News Network (@BarstoolNewsN) December 5, 2018
President Trump has not talked to Barack and Michelle Obama or Bill and Hillary Clinton since his 2017 inauguration.
The Obamas greeted Trump when he just took his seat in the National Cathedral. The Clintons – who were sitting on the other side of the Obamas – did not.
— Dan Merica (@merica) December 5, 2018
President Trump is now sitting next to former President Obama, Clinton and Carter.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) December 5, 2018
Despite the apparent rudeness displayed by Clinton, it was a good sign that everyone was able to put aside their differences in order to honor a great American.