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Trump meets Bush family ahead of funeral

AFP  |  Washington 

went in person Tuesday to pay his respects to the grieving Bush family in his latest show of peacemaking with the political clan he once fought bitterly.

Trump, whose ascendancy to the of the saw him exchange vitriolic attacks with the establishment Bushes, has taken pains to demonstrate unity since the death of former George H W Bush, aged 94, on Friday.

Ahead of Wednesday's state funeral -- where Trump will reportedly sit in the front row, but not deliver a eulogy -- the tweeted he would visit the "wonderful Bush family" at the presidential guest residence Blair House across from the

On a chilly afternoon, former president George W Bush, son of the deceased elder Bush, greeted Trump and the first lady, Melania, outside Blair House and took them inside for the private visit.

Earlier, went over to get a tour with Melania of the decorations.

Trump's relations with the Republican establishment have been rocky since his insurgent campaign took him to the party's nomination and then a shock election win in 2016.

He did not attend the funeral this year of George H W Bush's former wife Barbara, even though former presidents Barack Obama, and were there.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 04:45 IST
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