41st President George H.W. Bush Passes Away at 94

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On Friday, November 30, 2018, former president George Herbert Walker Bush passed away. He died at age 94 and months after the departure of his wife, Barbara Bush.

More on the Death of the 41st President

Reports of Bush’s passing quickly made the news on Friday night. According to The Hill, the Bush family released a statement to the press. In the statement, Bush’s family is said to have viewed him as “a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”

However, the statement did not inform the press of what caused the death of the 41st president. Instead, it expressed the family’s thankfulness for George H.W. Bush’s impact on the lives of other and in America.

“The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”

An Overview of George H.W. Bush’s Political Life

George H.W. Bush is widely known as the 41st president of the United States. However, prior to his time as commander-in-chief, he served as Ronald Reagan’s vice president for two terms. Eventually, Bush went on to defeat Michael Dukakis, his Democrat contender, in 1988.

Throughout his time as president, Bush earned respect for his management of foreign policy matters. However, he also earned criticism for the aftermath of a daunting economic recession. The 41st president did seek re-election, although Bush faced defeat at the hands of 42nd president Bill Clinton in 1992.

Reactions to the Death of the 41st President

Americans on both sides of the aisle have expressed mourning regarding the death of George H.W. Bush. President Trump himself tweeted out condolences; he also decided to postpone a previously planned G-20 summit press conference until after Bush’s funeral.

At this time, “George H.W. Bush,” “#Bush41,” and “#RIP41” are trending on Twitter. Many of the tweets regarding the 41st president’s death are messages of condolences. Others have expressed a sort of melancholy comfort in the idea that Bush is finally reunited with his wife who passed away in April 2018.