Four presidents, first ladies strike pose for history in iconic photo

Video of Barbabra Bush's funeral service proceedings show former President Barack Obama share a lighthearted moment with First Lady Melania Trump

Video of Barbabra Bush's funeral service proceedings show former President Barack Obama share a lighthearted moment with First Lady Melania Trump

All the four former presidents and their wives attended the funeral service of former first lady Barbara Bush who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

More than the anything the photo seems to serve as a reminder that despite one's political differences with another, it is impossible to come together for the greater good.

The wife of former President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest at her husband's presidential library in Houston on Saturday.

Photographer Paul Morse snapped several incredible images from the day. On numerous occasions, the FLOTUS was said to have looked "not happy" with her husband and it became a talk of the Twitterverse. Haberman noted that it poses an interesting question about when George H.W. Bush passes away. All are smiling as they stand behind the elder Bush. But just as Melania put politics aside for the Bush memorial service, she appears to have done so again in the name of acknowledging White House history for this special event.

But it wasn't the fact that she attended solo that got the internet talking, with the president nowhere to be seen.

Sitting amongst a number of the White House's previous residents - including the Clintons, the Bushes, and the Obamas - Melania paid her respects to one of her predecessors at the St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Tex.

The commentators also noted that it isn't unprecedented for a president to sit out a funeral because it requires increased security.

"She was trying to show something genuine about Barbara Bush - and in that moment President Trump was tweeting and turning everything into something about himself", Haberman said.

"What you will see in terms of the state dinner, in terms of Angela Merkel's visit, that is the presidency", she said.

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