Michelle Obama Dishes on Dubya Passing Her Things at Funerals

Former first lady says George W. Bush had 'the sense of humor to bring me a mint'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2018 8:18 AM CST
President George W. Bush makes the handoff to former first lady Michelle Obama.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – Another "cough drop moment" between Michelle Obama and George W. Bush? Per People and Today, the former first lady made a stop in San Jose, Calif., on Friday for her book tour, and she addressed an apparent repeat of what took place at John McCain's memorial service in September, when Bush was spotted on camera handing something to her as they sat next to each other. That time it was a cough drop; this time around, when Bush gave Obama something at his father's funeral earlier this month, he mixed things up.

"He has the presence of mind and the sense of humor to bring me a mint, and he made it a point to give me that mint right then and there, and that's the beauty of George Bush," she said. Obama and Bush's viral moments together have prompted Obama to speak out in the past about their relationship, calling No. 43 her "partner in crime" because "we are forever seatmates because of protocol, and that's how we sit at all the official functions." (Sales for Obama's memoir, Becoming, are running strong.)

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