On Tuesday, former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away after refusing further medical treatments. She was 92 years old.
“Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit and grace, brains and beauty. She was fierce and feisty in support of her family and friends, her country and her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.
“We will never forget the courtesy and kindness she and President Bush showed us, starting when I was governor in 1983. I’ll always treasure my summer visits to Kennebunkport. Barbara joked that George and I spent so much time together I had become almost a member of the family, the “black sheep” that had gone astray.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to President Bush; to George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and to the entire Bush family she loved so much. We know that through them her remarkable strength, warmth and wit, and her devotion to our country will live on.”
CNN’s anchor Jim Acosta tweeted an image of the joint statement.
Bill and Hillary Clinton statement on Barbara Bush recalls how close George HW and Bill Clinton had become during their post-presidencies. pic.twitter.com/0ZntAPEf1J
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 18, 2018
With so much animosity across the aisle due to the Trumpian style of doing business, most were very pleased to see such an act of civility.
Thank you. Your friendship with your former political opponent is something special and should serve as a model for many.
— Nick (@PhilyRepub90) April 17, 2018
Beautifully said Mr. President
— Karen B (@kabpac7) April 17, 2018
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The friendship between the Bush and Clinton families in the past decade has been such a breath of fresh air. I hope we can get back to that again someday.
— auntie merry 💙 (@agent_merry) April 18, 2018
Remember when we had Presidents that spoke like this? Far better times than we have now.
— Chris Haar (@wolfkiller0375) April 18, 2018
Wonderful words! I’ve always been fascinated by the wonderful friendship between you and the Bush family…..
My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Bushs husband and her whole family 🙏🏻
— Lisa Marie Keckel (@LisaMarieKeckel) April 18, 2018
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