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George W. Bush battled a poncho today, and the poncho won

It will bring a smile to your face.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published Jan 20, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 4:12 am CDT

As Donald Trump began his inaugural address, after being sworn in as our nation’s 45th president, a light rain began to fall. 

Equipped for the inclement weather with a clear plastic poncho was former President George W. Bush

Unaware of how to use such a garment, though, was also former President George W. Bush.

He struggled to properly place the device on his person. 


Fair enough. You go eight years with someone holding an umbrella for you at even the hint of a cloud, you lose some skills. 

He could still break out a smile, though. 

Bush, it appears, has developed a knack (good and bad) for going viral.

Just imagine the fun that could have been had if the web was what it is now when he was president. 

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*First Published: Jan 20, 2017, 2:47 pm CST