Melania Trump sits next to Barack Obama at Barbara Bush's funeral

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Melania Trump looks uncharacteristically happy at Barbara Bush’s funeral

Thanks, Obama.


Bryan Rolli

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 21, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 5:52 pm CDT

First lady Melania Trump attended Barbara Bush’s funeral Saturday sans husband Donald—and the internet had a lot to say about her demeanor.

Melanie sat next to former President Barack Obama and shared the remainder of her row with Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton. Twitter users quickly seized on a photo of the first lady smiling and sharing a laugh with Obama, a rare sight when she’s in the presence of her own husband.

There’s a morbidity to joking that Melania Trump had more fun at a funeral than with her husband, but then again, there’s a morbidity to everything surrounding the current first family. We might as well take whatever Obama-related memes we can get.

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*First Published: Apr 21, 2018, 4:49 pm CDT