The funeral of George H.W. Bush brought together the nation’s most exclusive club — every living president. They sat side-by-side with their wives in the front row of Washington National Cathedral, a scene made for the history books, as George W. Bush sat across the aisle with his family.
Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter chatted easily among themselves before the service began and before the arrival of President Trump and first lady Melania. Bill Clinton and former first lady Michelle Obama could be seen sharing a quiet conversation.
A few rows back, Chelsea Clinton was spotted in discussion with Ivanka Trump.The Bush family made it known to the White House months ago that, despite differences in policy and temperament, the late president wanted Trump to attend the service, making it clear he would be treated with respect.