DALLAS — In a time of mourning, sometimes a little laughter can help heal emotional wounds. So, at Tuesday’s interfaith memorial for Dallas’ five fallen officers, political leaders spoke of peace and love — and cracked a few jokes.
It all started with Chief David Brown, reminiscing on how he used R&B love songs to win over women back in the day.
“I put together a strategy to recite the lyrics to get a date,” he joked.
Then the Dallas Chief quoted Stevie Wonder’s lyrics I’ll be Loving You Always, to honor fallen officers.
After winning the hearts of people in the room, President Obama worried the Brown might’ve had a chance with the First Lady.
“Chief Brown, I’m so glad I met Michelle first ’cause she loves Steve Wonder,” POTUS said.
But, while Obama and Brown were making light during one of the darkest times in Dallas’ history, George Bush’s timing was a little off — and off beat — during the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Maybe the former president caught the Holy Spirit when he decided to dance his way through the song. Well, whatever it was probably created an awkward moment for FLOTUS.
And of course, Twitter did the honors of bashing Bush’s case of happy feet.
Did I just watch George Bush dancing at a funeral of a Dallas police officer?
— James Stumbo (@StumboFarm) July 13, 2016
George Bush is dancing. This is it. He forgets why he is here.
— Russian Market (@russian_market) July 12, 2016