Why Isn’t Obama Attending Billy Graham’s Funeral?

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Former President Barack Obama will not be attending Billy Graham’s funeral on Friday, March 2. Every living President has received an invitation, but it appears that President Donald Trump is the only one who has accepted the invitation. However, many former U.S. Presidents have needed to turn down the invitation for various reasons. Why isn’t Obama attending?

Obama considers Graham to be a personal friend, but he won’t be able to attend the funeral. WTSP 10 News reported that Trump will be the only living president to attend the funeral. A spokesperson for Obama confirmed with multiple news sources on Monday that he would not be able to attend the funeral, but did not give a reason. He also did not pay visit Grahams’ family while he was lying in repose in Charlotte or at the Capitol Rotunda. However, in 2010 he visited Graham at his home in Monteat, North Carolina. So as of the time of publication, we don’t know why Obama isn’t attending. In the past, when he didn’t attend a funeral of someone important or that he was close to, it was often due to a scheduling conflict.

After Graham’s death, Obama tweeted that Graham “gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans.”

This isn’t the first high-profile funeral that Obama has decided not to attend in recent years. In 2016, Obama did not attend Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral, but he did attend the lying in repose ceremony. When asked why Obama wasn’t attending Scalia’s funeral, the White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, just said, “The president will pay his respects at the Supreme Court on Friday and he’ll be joined by the first lady.” He added that Obama wants to honor Scalia’s life and service and believes that is important.

Obama also didn’t attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral in 2016, but Michelle Obama did attend. Instead, Obama spoke at SXSW in Austin. Obama was always lavish in his praise and admiration of Nancy Reagan, saying that she helped ease his and Michelle’s transition into the White House. He said that she “could not have been more gracious and more charming” to himself and Michelle when they first entered the White House in 2009, The Hill reportedHe also said, “‘Later, in her long goodbye with President Reagan, she became a voice on behalf of millions of families going through the depleting, aching reality of Alzheimer’s, and took on a new role, as advocate, on behalf of treatments that hold the potential and the promise to improve and save lives.”

Obama also didn’t attend Muhammad Ali’s funeral in 2016, due to an important family engagement happening at the same time. Obama’s oldest daughter Malia’s graduation was on the same day as Muhammad Ali’s funeral. Because of this, the White House senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett attended in his place. Valerie knew Muhammad Ali personally.

Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also are not attending Graham’s funeral, as they already paid their respects while Graham was lying in repose at the Billy Graham Library earlier this week. Former President Jimmy Carter is also not attending, likely due to his wife’s recent surgery, and neither is former President George H.W. Bush, for health reasons.

Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton all honored Graham in 2007 when his library was dedicated.




Because he hates Christianity. I’m sure there is a warm place in Hell for this card carrying muslim.


Thank you all for showing just how un-American you truly are. You are revealing yourselves to be nothing but a bunch of snakes trying to use the flag to camouflage your arrogance. Personally, I’m not interested in letting you ignoramuses dictate to me in any way. By the way, do you think our schools will be safer with armed teachers? Do you think it makes sense to give billions of dollars to the wealthy? Do you think it’s right that Amazon paid no taxes in 2017? My guess is that none of these things ever got much of your attention. Sheep – the lot of ya.


I think he wasn’t needed there. He’s consistently shown himself to be an independent thinker, unlike so VERY many. what amazes me is that with all that’s happening in the world today, THIS is what you decide to discuss. I’m disgusted by your stupidity and lack of focus.


Jim Jones……. David Korean….. Billy Graham…….. that should just about sum things up.

Clear thinker

Of course Obama would not go to Billy Graham’s funeral. Obama is a Muslim. It would be against his religion to honor another faith.

Follower of Christ

So many hateful comments from so called Christians. It’s no wonder people look down on some christians. Acting so righteous, bearing false witness, and using racial slurs. Some even claiming Obama only said he was Christian to get elected. Funny how these same people support Trump, a man who claimed to be a christian to get the evangelical vote.

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Jesus only saves one type of person: a Sinner who knows they are a sinner.
Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Margaret Peters

Of course Obama didn’t attend. Why would he; he is Muslim and therefore it would have been blasphemous to Allah the false god of Islam!

Follower of Christ

He is Christian. Not very Christian like of you to bear false witness. Many other presidents didn’t attend Graham’s funeral but only our black president was condemn by the right and the so called religious right.


He didn’t attend the funeral of his grandmother who raised him either. “It’s a pain in the ass . . . . all I care about is me . . .not to mention I hate christians”

mari globetrotte

it’s truly amazing , how you can spew so much hatred over someone you DON’T even know. you don’t know what he had going on. even if he was a muslim( which would be interesting considering he’s been going to church for 20+ years), how are you showing the light of Christ? Why would anybody be led to become a Christian by reading what you had to say? Is this how Billy Graham led you to Christ? Why don’t you just focus on yourself and mentor the people around you, instead of someone you will probably never get to know?


Bozo may not be a muslim (although that’s debatable, after all recall, “my muslim faith”), and he is definitely not a Christian (no Christian would sit in Jeremiah Wright’s church of antisemitism and hate the white man for 20 years), but the homosexual community organizer most certainly is an America-hating Communist.


Barack Hussein Obama isn’t even a Christian is a Muslim he needs to go back to Kenya where he came from and shut his mouth and most of us Americans feel that way


Barack Hussein Obama isn’t even a Christian is a Muslim he needs to go back to Kenya where he came from and shut his mouth

lemar wallace

Really? In my humble opinion, you can pay your respect in other ways, it should not be compulsory to attend a funeral (or events) if you do not feel comfortable. He obviously did not feel comfortable attending, I am sure he didn’t know him that well. Really? it’s sick? Why aren’t you there?


Not sure but I know why they don’t take aspirin….. they’re too proud to pick the cotton out of the bottle


Thank you B.O. for not attending Graham’s Funeral I really didn’t want to see the man responsible for the train wreck this country has become.God bless Leon Degrelle . Someday The Resurrection!!

Graham --- (A spiritual man who possessed the power of HOLY Ghost is no more with us,,,)

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