As the Bush family made preparations for the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last week, President Donald Trump was assured that speeches and eulogies at the funeral would not be critical of him, according to The Washington Post.
The family reportedly assured Trump that the former president's funeral would not include the anti-Trump messaging on display at the August funeral for the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
“The comparisons are presenting themselves; we are not heightening them,” a source familiar with funeral preparations told the Post.
Another person close to the funeral preparations said Bush “wouldn’t want anyone there to feel uncomfortable” — including President Trump.
“It’s interesting, though, that praising the Bushes or McCain risks sounding critical of Trump even when Trump’s in no way part of the thinking,” the source told the newspaper.
The Post said the Bush family extended Trump an invitation to the funeral over the summer, though the president is not scheduled to speak.
Trump has previously feuded with the Bush family, mocking the late Bush's "thousand points of light" volunteer organization and two of his sons at various points.
Following McCain’s funeral earlier this year, Trump reportedly was bother by the fact that some individuals took jabs at him.
Trump was reportedly distraught over the multiple digs at him during McCain's funeral. Trump had a contentious relationship with the Arizona Republican even in the final months of his life, and many of those who spoke at McCain's funeral, including his daughter, offered rebukes of Trump's presidency.