People Are Hilariously Pointing Out George H.W. Bush Missed Trump's Inauguration But Made the Super Bowl

Others think the joke about the former president is in poor taste.
  • Before the start of Super Bowl 51, former president George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara came out to do the coin toss

  • Although the former first couple is still recovering from a stay in the hospital, many could not help but find it funny that they missed the inauguration but made the big game

    Just a week ago, George H. W. Bush was in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital. He has since recovered from pneumonia and was able to be wheeled out by a military service member with his wife Barbara riding a golf cart next to him.


  • The appearance of the Bushs ignited a new found respect for the former president

    At age 92, George H.W. Bush is the oldest living president. 

  • Before the game was over, the joke about Bush Sr.'s presence took on a life of its own

  • However, some found the joke to be offensive considering the pair was hospitalized before the inauguration

  • The criticism of those making jokes was met by a great number of people defending the right to make a harmless joke

  • All in all, it appeared most people, including a well-known former first daughter, were happy to see the bush family alive and well

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