CNN's Avlon: Don't Give Trump 'Medal' for Not 'Screwing Up' H.W. Passing

God rest the soul of George H.W. Bush. But God forbid that President Trump should receive credit for according H.W. all possible honors and conducting himself with grace during the funeral service.

That latter, ungracious, thought was on John Avlon's mind this morning. The CNN commentator, on New Day, reacted to a statement by former Bush 43 aide Scott Jennings, praising President Trump's handling of the passing of H.W.

Sneered Avlon:

"I don't think you want to give out too many medals for not screwing up a presidential funeral. The President was on best behavior this week, but that's a fairly low bar."

 

 

If there's a lower bar, Avlon just managed to pass under it.

SCOTT JENNINGS: I think the Bush family, when they reached out to the Trump White House over the summer, handled this exactly right. And I think Donald Trump and his they handled it right, and President Trump and his White House handled it exactly right as well [as the Bushes.] He did everything this week you would expect a President to do. 

. . . 

JOHN AVLON: I don't think you want to give out too many medals for not screwing up a presidential funeral. The President was on best behavior this week, but that's a fairly low bar.


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