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"Nice little tribute to George H.W Bush", another user wrote.

In a 2016 interview, the elder Bush said of Trump, "I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard".

"Mr. Bush was a seasoned diplomat, a person who knew that politics demands - not just needs - but demands give-and-take. working with people who do not believe the way you do", he says.

Gov. Roy Cooper today ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the passing of President George H.W. Bush. "Bush drew a line in the sand and said, 'This aggression will not stand'".

The New York Times reports that Bush Senior's final hours were peaceful ones.

The late president will first lie in state in the Rotunda of the US Capitol for two days of public viewing beginning on Monday evening, congressional leaders said. Trump also announced that he'll be sending one of the Boeing 747s that serves as Air Force One to Houston to transport Bush's casket to Washington, D.C.

Funding for some government operations is now set to run out on Friday, although much of the USA government has already been funded through next September. President Donald Trump also closed government offices Wednesday and designated it a national day of mourning, which traditionally occurs on the same day as the Washington component of a late president's state funeral.

Born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts into a wealthy political dynasty, Bush left school to join the US Navy during World War II.

Trump said: "I would absolutely consider it and probably get it".

The proclamation hails Bush as "one of America's greatest points of light", a reference to one of the former leader's signature phrases about the impact of American civic culture. "And I think his career really represents a generation that many Americans now and in the future will consider our country's greatest generation". He was, quite simply, one of the most deep down decent people I have ever known.

Clinton said the two men had a respectful friendship during his own presidency, but it was after that they truly got to know each other, when President George W. Bush asked his father and Clinton to be involved in USA relief efforts for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster and Hurricane Karina in 2005. Would be the same old thing (remember "read my lips, no more taxes").

Those harsh assessments were set aside in the Trumps' comments Saturday. "We are grateful for his commitment to patriotism and public service". Guided by his wisdom, sound judgment, and unshakable faith in freedom, President Bush forged a lasting global order and ushered in an era of national peace and prosperity.


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