Why are the Bushes, Clintons, Obamas and Melania smiling so broadly at a funeral?

Why are the Bushes, Clintons, Obamas and Melania smiling so broadly at a funeral?

The warmth between them is the camaraderie you often see between rivals now bonded by experience. And the absence of Donald Trump can only have added to the relaxed air of the picture.

The Bush family with the Clintons, Obamas and Melania Trump at Barbara Bush’s funeral.
The Bush family with the Clintons, Obamas and Melania Trump at Barbara Bush’s funeral. Photograph: Paul Morse/AP

Consider him the elephant not in the room, simultaneously absent from this picture and looming over it.            READ MORE

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