President Trump, Predecessors Gather for George H. W. Bush’s State Funeral

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Worldwide dignitaries gathered with USA leaders Wednesday at the funeral service for George H.W. Bush, a graceful show of unity that allowed Americans to hit pause on the toxic rhetoric that has engulfed Washington and national politics.

Addressing a funeral at Houston's St. Martin's Episcopal Church where the 41st president and his family regularly worshipped, Bush's former secretary of state and confidant for decades, James Baker, addressed him as "jefe", Spanish for "boss". Bush also mentioned some of his father's close friends, including former President Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him in the 1992 election.

Following the funeral at St. Martin's, Bush's casket will be taken by train to his presidential library at Texas A&M University in College Station.

For all the somber tributes to the late president's public service and strength of character, laughter filled the cathedral time after time.

As Trump arrived, Hillary Clinton - his 2016 opponent, and the subject of the president's continuing taunts - did not glance his way. The presidential pair were seated beside Michelle and Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Jimmy And Rosalynn Carter.

One of those performers was Reba McEntire, who sang a rendition of the "The Lord's Prayer" so beautifully that it left George H.W.'s eldest son, George W. Bush, in tears.

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"Looking forward to being with the Bush family", he tweeted early Wednesday, before Bush's remains were transported from the Capitol to Washington National Cathedral.

Bush's eulogy followed an uplifting performance by Irish tenor Ronan Tynan - a friend of Bush who sang to the president in his dying hours. However, there were not greetings exchanged between the Trumps and the Clintons, or the Carters.

He was president from 1989-1993 and was known for overseeing a post-Cold War transition as well as the Gulf War.

When he sat down, he reached over and shook the hands of the Obamas. "In addition to being our president, he was also one of our brothers, flying combat missions off aircraft carriers during World War II", said Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic.

Trump ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning. "I can't fake the funk, as they say", Lemon said. His final resting place is alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia at age 3.

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