President Trump experienced a major political gulf on Tuesday night when he greeted George W. Bush, his occasional slide, in person at Blair House, Pennsylvania Avenue's presidential headquarters on the White House's Pennsylvania Avenue.
The actual distance, however, was just a distance of 250 meters – a route Trump and his wife Melania drove in the presidential saloon with a motorcade of at least seven other vehicles.
The Trumps spent 23 minutes with Bush and his wife Laura, all reportedly having a warm-hearted meeting where former President Kisses exchanged cheeks with the acting First Lady at the curb.
It was the last in a series of magnanimous gestures that President Trump made this week to honor the legacy of former President George HW Bush, whose state funeral will be held Wednesday in the Washington National Cathedral.
"Presidents, including the last, have made the way," noted Edward Price, who served as National Security Council spokesman in the Obama administration.
"Bone Spurs?" asked Sam Vinograd, a political CNN analyst and former US security veteran. He joked at Twitter about Trump's statement about his withdrawal from the Vietnam War design.
In an e-mail, Price Barack Obama pointed to Chinese pedestrian President Xi Jinping from the White House to Blair House after a private dinner during the state's September 2015 visit to Xi. He also remembered another occasion, a year earlier, when Obama and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough left the White House for a short trip to a nearby Starbucks and Obama joked with reporters, "The bear is loose" – a reference to his 2008 campaign, when he felt constrained by his newly discovered intelligence bubble.
ffee. The President bought it, "Price recalled McDonough when he returned to the White House after his return.
Trump's motorcade drove the West Executive Drive between the White House and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Tuesday the iron security gates along Pennsylvania Avenue swung open, and the presidential limousine turned left and stopped a few meters later in front of Blair House a stately white-bricked townhouse with black shutters, Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Square Of pedestrians who usually gather outside the White House to collect pictures or protests like this It is common for foreign leaders or other dignitaries to be in the Blair House.
In the Pr PRESIDENT-motorcades usually are more than a dozen vehicles, including Secret Service counter teams, medical staff, employees of the White House and the press corps. In this case, the pool reporters who opposed Trump's movements were positioned ahead of Blair House ahead of time and were not in the motorcade, which, according to video footage, included at least eight vehicles.
The weather Tuesday was cloudy and cold, but it did not rain. President Trump was the only one of the four who wore a coat.
White House staff declined comment when asked why the Trumps had opted for a motorcade.
Obama frequently employed a complete motorcade for short breaks, including fundraising hotels near like the Jefferson, just blocks from the White House. During these trips, the streets in downtown Washington had to be closed, sometimes during rush hour, and so the evening rides were snarled.
Like its predecessors, Trump also brought the last illumination of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse with a motorcade – though Trump left the press pool behind his speech when he returned to the White House while the reporters stranded outside in cold weather were reduced to their misfortune. (The White House pool of 13 reporters, photographers, and videographers has long watched the US president record his history and emergency movements.)
According to a pool report, the bushes did not return to the trumps of the Curb after private meeting at Blair House. Trump and his wife walked to their side of the limo and waved to the press corps, but he did not answer their questions as he entered the vehicle for the short drive home.