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Bush Threw Secret Shade at Trump During Father's Funeral, Jokes Colbert

'As soon as you start praising someone’s honesty, you’re automatically throwing shade at Donald Trump,' Stephen Colbert joked on the 'Late Show'

U.S. President Donald Trump salutes and first lady Melania Trump pays respects at the casket of former President George H.W. Bush, Capitol Hill, December 3, 2018.
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Stephen Colbert, the host of the “Late Show,” explained that despite promises from the Bush family that U.S. President Donald Trump would not be criticized during former President H.W. Bush’s funeral, it was inevitable he would be.

“As soon as you start praising someone’s honesty, you’re automatically throwing shade at Donald Trump,” Colbert joked, “I mean, Obama made Trump seem like a bad president just by sitting next to him.”

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“They even assured him that the choir would drown out the sound of other ex-presidents rolling in their graves,” Colbert cracked.

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Colbert then lit into Trump for not even attempting to recite the Apostles’ Creed - an early statement of Christian belief.

“Oh, I’m sorry, I, uh, I zoned out there for a minute. I was thinking about all the evangelicals who voted for me. What are we doing, the Macarena? I’m in,” cracked Colbert commenting on video of the Obamas and Clintons receiting the Creed, while Trump just stands stone faced.

“It was quite a moving sight to see the presidents and the first ladies in the front row, waiting to honor President Bush, chatting comfortably with one another. Until Trump showed up, and then it became silent-staring time. Donald Trump is the only person in the world who can bring down a funeral.”