May 17, 2021

The successors of Bush Sr. in the White House underline his public service

The successors of Bush Sr. in the White House underline his public service

The successors in the White House of the former president of the United States. George H.W. Bush (1989-1993), today lamented his death and highlighted the broad public service and the legacy of the politician, who died this Friday at the age of 94.

"Along with his lifelong service dedicated to the country, we will remember President Bush for his dedication to his family, especially the love for his wife, Barbara," Trump said in a joint statement with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump.

The president also shared a message on Twitter in which he said that every time he was with the deceased exmandatario saw "his absolute passion for life and true pride for his family."

In addition, Trump recalled that Bush Sr. led the United States. and the world to a "peaceful and victorious end of the Cold War" thanks to its "good judgment, common sense and imperturbable leadership".

For his part, former President Barack Obama (2009-2017) said on Saturday that the United States has lost "a patriot and a humble servant", who for 70 years served the American public from various positions, being a war pilot, ambassador in the UN, congressman, director of the CIA, vice president and president.

"The life of George HW Bush is a testimony that public service is a noble and joyful office. (…) His legacy will never be matched, although he would like us all to try," Obama said in a signed statement. with his wife, Michelle Obama.

The immediate successor of Bush Sr. in the Oval Office, former President Bill Clinton (1993-2001), thanked him for "a great and long life of service, love and friendship."

"Hillary and I mourned the loss of President George H. Bush, I am grateful for every minute I spent with him and I will always consider our friendship one of the greatest gifts of my life," Clinton wrote today on his Twitter account.

After the death of Bush Sr., Obama, Clinton, Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) and Bush Jr. (2001-2009), who was the one who made the news on Friday, are the US presidents who are still alive.

George W. Bush died yesterday eight months after his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, with whom he was married 73 years ago.

Bush Sr. was a war pilot during World War II, a congressman, ambassador to the UN, director of the CIA, vice president of Ronald Reagan between 1981 and 1989 and put an end to a four-decade political career as president.

From the White House, Bush "41" (to differentiate him from his son, Bush "43") led the end of the Cold War, the first Gulf War and the invasion of Panama as the Soviet Union collapsed and Germany reunified.

The diplomatic and military triumphs were not enough for him to obtain the re-election, and in 1993 he gave the Democrat Bill Clinton the keys of the White House and retired to his home in Houston (Texas) with his wife.


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