A photo posted on Twitter of George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton together at Nancy Reagan’s Friday funeral has received an array of ardent appreciation and sharp backlash since it was posted Sunday.
The photo, which shows the former U.S. president throwing his arm around the former first lady’s shoulders while holding a tea cup of sorts, was posted by David Chalian, CNN’s political director, with a caption reading, “This may be the best photo from Mrs. Reagan’s funeral.”
This may be the best photo from Mrs. Reagan's funeral. pic.twitter.com/kX1WZP9mwi
— David Chalian (@DavidChalian) March 14, 2016
In the picture, the two ideologically-opposed funeral attendees are captured in an apparently candid moment as they sport wide grins across their faces and seem to look like anything but political opponents — which did not go unnoticed by Twitter commenters who immediately unleashed their varying opinions.
@DavidChalian Thank you for this. All about reaching across lines.
— Bonny Forrest (@DrBonnyForrest) March 14, 2016
. @DavidChalian caption: two losers sharing a hug over a dead body.
— Matt (@MattJGNY) March 14, 2016
— Nathaniel Sattler (@GnatSat) March 14, 2016
— Mike Stern (@mls1776) March 14, 2016
@DavidChalian Eyes on that coffee cup (seriously, love the picture though).
— Elizabeth Evans (@Wallacewriter) March 14, 2016
@DavidChalian It's all show biz. Trump compares Carson to a pedophile and now Carson backs him? Alllllllll for show, money and power.
— quip (@quip1) March 14, 2016
— KulaHula (@DeborahCrombach) March 14, 2016
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