George H.W. Bush

A brief list of better questions for billionaire presidential candidates

Illustration of question mark with a cheerio as the dot.
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Howard Schultz sounded stumped last week when asked the price of a staple that wasn’t coffee — a reminder of the campaign-trail hazards for billionaires trying to project a common touch.

What happened: Mika Brzezinski asked Schultz on MSNBC's "Morning Joe": “How much does an 18 ounce box of Cheerios cost?" Schultz responded: "An 18 ounce box of Cheerios? I don’t eat Cheerios." Spoiler: They're about 4 bucks at Walmart.

George H.W. Bush laid to rest in private ceremony at presidential library

Train painted like Air Force One for George H.W. Bush's funeral
Funeral train carries President George H.W. Bush's casket to Bush presidential library in college station. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Before George H.W. Bush was laid to rest next to his wife Barbara and daughter Robin at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, a procession took place from Houston to Texas A&M University's library grounds via presidential funeral train, the first such procession since Dwight Eisenhower, the Associated Press reports.

Details: In 2005, the locomotive was unveiled for a special exhibit at the library, and was intended to be used to pull the late president’s funeral train. "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," the AP writes.

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