Bob Dole, 95, salutes casket carrying George H.W. Bush

Bob Dole, the former Republican leader of the Senate, saluted President George H.W. Bush on Tuesday during a visit to the Capitol Rotunda to pay respects to his fellow World War II veteran.

An aide helped Dole, 95, who arrived in a wheelchair, to his feet and Dole, once standing, saluted.

Despite Dole, a longtime US senator from Kansas, challenging Bush for the Republican nomination in the 1988 presidential race, the two men remained friendly.

Following Bush’s death Friday at his Houston home at the age of 94, the Dole Institute of Politics put up a special memorial display.

Dole worked with Bush when he was President Ronald Reagan’s vice president and helped Bush get the Americans with Disabilities Act through Congress.

Meanwhile, Bush’s daughter-in-law, former first lady Laura Bush, got a tour of the White House Christmas decorations from first lady Melania Trump.

Laura Bush accompanied her husband, former President George W. Bush, to Washington for the funeral of his father, Bush 41.

A spokeswoman for Melania Trump noted the tour happened but did not offer any details.

President Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday that he would meet with the Bush family at Blair House, which serves as the White House’s guesthouse.

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