Trump Goes Off Script, Praises Barbara Bush’s 73-Year Marriage

Conservative Tribune | 4/19/2018 | Benjamin DeKraker
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President Donald Trump appeared to go off script while delivering remarks about the late Barbara Bush — but don’t worry, he managed to do it without an international incident.

The president has a reputation for often leaving his written remarks behind and going off on tangents, some of which admittedly are more like ramblings than coherent points. Trump no doubt gave his speech writers a heart attack as he deviated again on Wednesday, but his comment ended up being both touching and self-effacing.

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“Our hearts are saddened by her passing, but our spirits are lifted by the memories of her goodness and her grace,” Trump began at a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “She was a good person,” the president said about Mrs. Bush, who was 92 when she died on Tuesday.

That’s when Trump took a jab at himself while praising the renowned former first lady.

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“Melania and I send our prayers to Barbara’s husband of 73 years. I’ll never beat that record,” Trump joked.

No other presidential couple in history has ever been married that long. Barbara and George H. W. Bush met near the outbreak of World War II while they were both just teenagers, and had by all accounts a loving marriage that lasted almost three-quarters of a century.

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The couple was married for two years longer than Trump, who is currently 71, has even been alive.

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President Trump’s good-natured comment was also likely a joke about his own history...
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