Bush Blasted for Swaying to the Music During Memorial for Slain Dallas Cops

The former president caused a social media uproar for "rocking out" to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."

It was a very somber memorial for the five police officers killed in Dallas, but former President George W. Bush has been the object of ire for what's been perceived as a cavalier attitude during the service.

Throughout the ceremony Tuesday, President Obama and wife Michelle wore serious expressions and bowed their heads. The same could not always be said for Bush, who while holding hands with wife Laura and the first lady, was seen smiling and swaying during the "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

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The seemingly awkward interlude created an uproar on social media.

"Psst. Someone tell George W Bush he's at a funeral," tweeted a poster with the handle Nooruddean.

Psst. Someone tell George W Bush he's at a funeral pic.twitter.com/GUb1zZ6iSS

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) July 12, 2016

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George Bush dancing to "Glory Glory Hallelujah" at the #DallasMemorial while smirking makes my heart hurt #Dallas

— Kelly Byrd (@KelByrd) July 12, 2016

Bush spokesman Freddy Ford released a statement on Twitter Wednesday, saying the 43rd president was merely "moved" by the "triumphant song."

 A message to Internet Commenters. https://t.co/GdAPbhrXth pic.twitter.com/SDRKHyJo7w

— Freddy Ford (@kyfredchicken) July 13, 2016

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