President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have released an official statement following the death of former President George Herbert Walker Bush on November 30, 2018. The former President was 94-years-old and served as the nation’s 41st president. President George H.W. Bush held office from 1989 until 1993. He was the former vice president to President Ronald Reagan and President Bill Clinton succeeded him.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump both released joint statements on their public media accounts as well as the official White House site.
Both will attend the funeral. President George H.W. Bush was preceded in death by the love of his life, First Lady Barbara Bush who passed away on April 17, 2018.
President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush had six children: George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, Dorothy Bush Koch, and Pauline Robinson Bush who sadly passed away shortly before turning four due to Leukemia.
The President extended his sympathies on behalf of the Trumps and the nation as the family grieves the loss of their patriarch.
You may read President Donald Trump’s and Melania’s statement below.
Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush pic.twitter.com/qxPsp4Ggs7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2018
President George H.W. Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts on June 12, 1924. His father became a senator and George H.W. Bush not only followed his father’s footsteps into politics but established a family legacy that saw his son also become president and another son run for office.
George H.W. Bush moved his family to Texas and not only did the family set strong roots in Texan soil, but they also struck it rich in the oil business.
President George H.W. Bush went through a number of important positions before becoming the 41st president of the United States. He was a Nixon appointed ambassador to the United Nations and later the CIA director.
President Trump released the following in his statement describing President George H.W. Bush’s leadership.
“With sound judgment, common sense, and unflappable leadership, President Bush guided our Nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War. As President, he set the stage for the decades of prosperity that have followed. And through all that he accomplished, he remained humble, following the quiet call to service that gave him a clear sense of direction.”
As the nation mourns the loss of our 41st president, tributes, prayers, and blessings are flooding social media networks. Many across the aisle have stated they remember President George H.W. Bush as a leader who truly reached across the aisle to serve the nation in a bipartisan way.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family at this sorrowful time.