Fact Checking Media Stories About Donald Trump At The George HW Bush Funeral

KC Morgan

From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter participate in the State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush, at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 in Washington.

Did the President really not put his hand over his heart at George H.W. Bush’s funeral? Did he really not shake Jimmy Carter’s hand? Let’s fact-check some of the stuff the media said about Donald Trump’s behavior during this super-important, solemn state event.

Donald Trump is under fire for his actions, or in many cases lack of action, during the public memorial to honor former President George H.W. Bush. Many media reports have circulated that Trump failed to put his hand over his heart during the service, when other former Presidents and state officials at the event did.

Snopes checked into the claims, and found them “mostly false.” While there are a lot of images of Donald Trump standing with his arms at his sides during the service, he did put his hand over his heart when the casket passed him.

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