Hillary Clinton has now come forth to pay a beautiful tribute to Former first lady Barbara Bush after it was discovered that she was in failing health.
Thinking about Barbara Bush’s legacy of service to our country and the extraordinary family she raised. Thanking her for her many kindnesses to me and my family. Wishing her the comfort she deserves surrounded by her loved ones.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 16, 2018
After reports first broke that First Lady Barbara Bush would not be seeking any further medical treatment despite her failing health, several of her closest friends immediately came forward to pay their respects — and to reflect on her 73-year marriage to husband George H.W. Bush.
John Sununu, a former White House chief of staff who served under former President Bush, said of the former first couple: “This is a couple that married young, stayed in love through their whole life.”
Mrs. Bush, who is now 92, was only 16 when met her husband at a Christmas dance. The pair soon became attached and wed on Jan. 6, 1945.
Bonnie Steinroeder, a close friend of the Bush’s and a former pastor at the First Congregational Church in Kennebunkport, Maine, previously said of the famous couple, “They were so happy together and so committed to each other. They were always so kind to one another. They’ve been role models in a lot of ways.”
The strength of their marriage held strong through the Bushes’ years in the White House, spanning from 1989 to 1993.
Says Sununu, “When we in the White House thought of them, we thought of them as a team. Although she didn’t make her presence known in the White House, it was obvious to all of us that the president relied on her, listened to her advice, and considered her an important part of the process he went through on all the tough decisions.”
Current first lady Melania Trump has yet to comment on the situation.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 16, 2018
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