Trump stresses that Bush guided the US to the "victorious end" of the Cold War
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, today lamented the death of former President George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) and stressed that he led "the nation and the world" to the "victorious end" of the Cold War.
"With good judgment, common sense and imperturbable leadership, President Bush guided our nation and the world to a peaceful and victorious end to the Cold War," Trump said in a joint statement with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump.
"As president," he added, "he laid the foundations for decades of prosperity that have followed him."
Trump said Bush will also be remembered "for his devotion to his family, especially the love of his life, Barbara."
"His example is still alive, and will continue to move future generations to seek a greater cause," he added.
The Trumps, who are in Buenos Aires for the summit of the G20, affirmed that their hearts "suffer with the loss" of Bush, who leaves a "nation of mourning".
Bush died Friday at age 94, eight months after his wife and former first lady, Barbara, with whom he was married 73 years ago.
In 2016, despite his persistent health problems, Bush made public his rejection of Trump after the Republican primaries the now president directed strong attacks against his son and former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush.
In fact, according to some leaks, Bush voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential contest.