George H.W. Bush’s funeral resulted in a heated exchange between CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo over whether it’s right to refuse to shake the President’s hand.
When Don Lemon said he would snub the President to his face, Cuomo responded, “You’re petty and small.”
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“Nope, couldn’t do it. I’m not that big a person. I would hope that I would be, but I don’t — I can’t fake the funk as they say. I’m not saying the Obamas did that, but there they go, right there,” Lemon stated.
” I don’t think it’s about faking the funk. I think it’s about showing respect for something bigger than them,” Cuomo responded.
“Why would they do it when he doesn’t? But I understand what you’re saying,” Lemon followed up. “What are you talking about, Chris? They showed respect for the office the way they conducted themselves in office.”
As Trump and Melania entered the National Cathedral to honor the late president, both of them shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with the 44th president and former first lady Michelle Obama.