Former President George HW Bush has passed away

08 December, 2018, 05:25 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • Former President George H. W. Bush speaks at a leadership forum Monday Dec. 4 2006 in Tallahassee Fla. Bush was invited to the forum by his son Gov. Jeb Bush

PM Modi, who is now in Argentina to attend the G-20 summit, expressed condolence on the death of the former United States president.

Trump said he spoke with former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to express his sympathies.

The 41st president of the US served from 1989 to 1993 and watched his son, George W. Bush, win election as the 43rd president of the USA eight years later.

"President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and handsome life", Trump wrote Saturday morning on Twitter. "Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family". His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. The White House has said Trump and first lady Melania Trump will attend. A state funeral is also being arranged.

When the monarch visited George Bush Snr's son George W Bush in 2007 Washington during his presidential term, she was reunited with the former American leader at a return dinner she hosted at the ambassador's residence. John McCain of Arizona.

Former President Barack Obama said in a statement: "America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush".


A bicameral arrival ceremony will be held for President Bush on Monday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Audiovisual ArchivePrescott and Dorothy Bush are pictured above. Upon leaving office, he and his wife, First Lady Barbara Bush, would retire to Houston, Texas.

While Mr Trump spoke graciously of Mr Bush, he has not always been so kind to the former president or his family. "George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for".

"He was truly a gentleman of American politics and one of the world's most principled defenders of freedom and democracy", Scheer said in a statement.

He also confirmed that he voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

They wrote that those whom Bush had inspired to public service were "illuminating the greatness, hope and opportunity of America to the world".

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