George W. Bush Memorably Summed Up Inauguration

'New York' reports him as saying, 'That was some weird s---'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2017 5:03 AM CDT
Former President George W. Bush at the Trump inauguration, with wife Laura at left and the Clintons at right.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – George W. Bush dutifully attended the Trump inauguration in his role as ex-president, and his struggles with a rain poncho became an internet sensation. Now there's a new Bush-inauguration story creating a buzz: New York quotes three anonymous people present who said Bush summed up the ceremony, including the new president's short speech about America's dire straits, thusly: "That was some weird s---."

A spokesperson declined to comment. Bush hasn't offered a public comment about the proceedings. As for that poncho, the former president earlier this month joked about it with Ellen DeGeneres. "Is that the first time?" she asked of his poncho wearing, per Entertainment Weekly. "It looks like it," he conceded. (Here's why Bush likes Michelle Obama so much.)

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