First lady Melania Trump is showing her class again. This time, it’s evident in who she invited to the funeral of one of her predecessors, former first lady Barbara Bush.
According to The Hill, Melania took two White House staffers with close connections to the Bush family as her guests when she went to the funeral in Houston.
White House usher Buddy Carter and former White House head maitre d’ George Hainey were guests of the first lady at the service on Saturday.
“She knew they were very close to the Bush family and wanted them to be able to pay their respects,” a spokeswoman for Trump said.
Bush passed away last week at the age of 92.
According to the Washington Examiner, she died after an evening of talking to friends on the phone and sipping bourbon.
Tributes poured in from around the world, including from Melania Trump, who said Bush was “a woman of indisputable character and grace.”
“It was my honor to travel to Houston to give my respects to Barbara Bush and the remarkable life she led as a mother, wife, and fearless First Lady,” Melania said in a statement.
President Donald Trump did not attend the service, although he did watch from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Bush, who attended Smith College, was known as a very unassuming first lady. “All I ever did was marry and birth well,” she once quipped.
Much like her daughter-in-law Laura Bush, she made literacy the keystone cause of her time as first lady.
Melania, of course, also seems to have taken up this mantle, as the current first lady is frequently seen reading to youngsters.
And just like Barbara Bush, Melania is also pretty classy. The fact that she would take two White House staffers who knew Bush along with her as official guests is definitely a telling thing
when it comes to her character.
Barbara Bush was mourned by millions of Americans, all because of her class, dignity and devotion to important causes. These are all attributes that Melania Trump possesses, too.
Melania, of course, isn’t likely to pass away any time soon. However, her performance as first lady should make Americans proud in the same way they were proud of Bush.
When her funeral comes — hopefully many, many years in the future — one hopes she’ll be remembered in the same way.