At the funeral service for Barbara Bush, First Lady Melania Trump was seated next to former President Barack Obama, and they appeared to be having a pleasant conversation at one point:
Barack Obama and Melania Trump are sitting next to each other at Barbara Bush's funeral. Donald Trump did not attend: https://t.co/mwp8Tpvfad
— E! News (@enews) April 21, 2018
Among those dripping with disdain for that picture was former Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines:
A funeral. Sitting next to the man she & her husband birthered.
Yet it’s the 1st smile on her in years. In older photos she’s ALWAYS smiling.
Obama is a funny guy, but that’s a woman craving distance from a monster being reminded what dignity looks like.
she’s still complicit. https://t.co/e4IXOze3bt
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) April 21, 2018
If you didn’t already realize how awful a person Reines is from the accounts in @amychozick’s book, you should get a sense from the below.
Not many people scummier than this scumbag. https://t.co/XUALWmRfb1
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 21, 2018
And the people in the responses are even sicker than he is.
— Ari Fantis (@rprez2012) April 21, 2018
She had nothing to do with Trump adopting the birtherism Hillary started.
Also, plenty of recent pictures of her smiling.
You're really bad at lying. https://t.co/tqcJWoVeDR
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) April 21, 2018
Maybe using a funeral to score political points is one of the many, many reasons you lost? https://t.co/mVdAYevmTG
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 21, 2018
A perfect example of how not to be when at a service for someone who's passed.
Don't be a jerk like Philippe! https://t.co/JeIJST4xqj
— Joe (@JoeC1776) April 21, 2018
Melania smiles all the time. Do you live in a cave? https://t.co/v4q0VbDATE
— Polly Sigh (@PollySigh1) April 21, 2018
Considering what we found out about that POS yesterday and how he treats women, it’s amazing that he had the audacity to actually tweet that.
— Mick Yuille (@mickyuille) April 21, 2018
Reines has been in the news lately for being not warmly quoted in a book about the Clinton campaign written by NY Times reporter Amy Chozick:
Um, so not only is Clinton flunky Philippe Reines confirming he told a female reporter "I didn’t know I had to say it was off the record when I was inside you,” he's *doubling down*. https://t.co/wS9ZlbT14S
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) April 20, 2018