But many people in Poland found it inappropriate.
"It's important for the country to take this time and reflect on the commonalities that we have rather than the differences", Bush said. "And today we have trouble".
The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies. Bush's casket will depart for Joint Base Andrews and then return to Texas. The Oak Ridge Boys recalled performing for him for decades and joked that Bush "fancied himself to be a good bass singer". They paused steps from Bush's casket for a minute, with Trump saluting and Melania Trump placing her hand over her heart, before they quietly walked away.
Although President Trump will attend Bush's national funeral service Wednesday, he is not among the eulogists announced by the Bush family, a list that includes George W. Bush.
The yellow Labrador Retriever visited the president's casket in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday alongside people in wheelchairs who benefited from the Americans With Disabilities Act that Bush signed in 1990.
The 43rd United States president had also given Michelle Obama a mint during the memorial service in September for Arizona Senator John McCain.
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The train's sixth auto, a converted baggage hauler called "Council Bluffs", has been fitted with transparent sides to allow mourners lining the tracks on Thursday views of Bush's flag draped coffin.
Wednesday, 12:30 p.m: After the state funeral concludes, Mr.
George H.W. Bush died on Friday at the age of 94.
George W. Bush broke down briefly at the end of his eulogy while invoking the daughter his parents lost in 1953 and his mother, who died in April. The 41st president will be buried Thursday at his family plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University in College Station.
His casket is now lying in state and will remain there until Wednesday morning when it will be transferred to the National Cathedral for the funeral.