The bond between the former US President and son of the late George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and the former First Lady of the US, Michelle Obama is undeniable. The two have been known to be good friends and Michelle has recently proved to be a friend that sticks closer than a brother to Bush.
Michelle Obama was on a book tour for her new memoir, Becoming when the news about the passing of former President George H.W. Bush was announced. Mrs. Obama has now had to cancel her tour and cancel other planned book tour appearances in Paris and Berlin in order to attend the funeral.
It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s exemplary life. This will unfortunately preclude my visits to Paris and Berlin. I’ve been deeply touched by the enthusiasm for my memoir, and I’m working to reschedule my trip for next year.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) December 2, 2018
“It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s exemplary life,” she wrote on Twitter. “This will unfortunately preclude my visits to Paris and Berlin. I’ve been deeply touched by the enthusiasm for my memoir, and I’m working to reschedule my trip for next year.”
“I hope readers and ticket holders will understand my decision regarding my desire to attend President Bush’s funeral, and join me in paying tribute to him and his tremendous contributions to our world,” she added.
Michelle Obama attended the funeral service in Washington D.C with her husband, former President Barack Obama. Earlier this year, Bush was seen on camera offering Mrs. Obama a piece of candy at John McCain’s funeral.
“President Bush is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather. So we’re together all the time, and I love him to death. He’s a wonderful man. He’s a funny man,” Mrs. Obama confessed once.
Ahead of the State funeral accorded to the former President, Bush Sr.’s remains will be transported to Houston, where he lived where a second memorial service will also be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 11 am local time.
George H.W. Bush will finally be laid to rest at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University where his late wife Barbara and their daughter Robin were also buried.
Do you think President Bush and President Obama get along?