Late-night host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday mocked President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE being seated beside the Obamas and the Clintons at former President George H.W. Bush's funeral.
"It was a full state funeral," Colbert said. "It was quite a moving site to see the presidents and the first ladies in the front row, waiting to honor President Bush, chatting comfortably with one another."
The "Late Show" host then played a clip of Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaWe must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees Bidens, former presidents mark 9/11 anniversary MORE and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPennsylvania GOP authorizes subpoenas in election probe We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader MORE talking before the funeral began.
"Then it became silent staring time," Colbert, a frequent critic of the president, said as he next showed a clip of Trump sitting silently beside the two former first couples.
"Donald Trump is the only person in the world who can bring down a funeral," the comedian quipped.
Trump has had an acrimonious relationship with his predecessors, whom he has often publicly criticized since taking office.
He and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report MORE greeted both couples when they first sat down, a moment that circulated on social media as many wondered if the parties involved felt uncomfortable. Both Trumps shook hands with each of the Obamas, but Trump and the Clintons did not appear to acknowledge each other.
Colbert also slammed Trump for remaining silent as the funeral attendees, including the former presidents, read the Apostles' Creed from their programs.
" ‘I’m sorry, I zoned out there for a minute,' " Colbert said, imitating Trump. " 'I was thinking about all the evangelicals who voted for me. What are we doing, the Macarena? I’m in.’ "
Bush's funeral was held at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.
Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, died on Friday at his Houston home. He was 94 years old.