His attempts to protect himself from the elements with a plastic poncho were not altogether successful.
The former president's expression at times seemed as gloomy as the weather as he struggled with the garment.
Republican or Democrat I think we can all relate to George Bush putting on a poncho
Whether his grim expression was a commentary on the speech he heard from the new occupant of the White House or merely his dislike for the poncho remains unclear.
Eventually he did break into a smile, even though it took some time coming.
During and after his presidency Mr Bush was famous for his occasionally unfortunate turn of phrase and self deprecating humour.
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