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Celebrities pay tribute to George H.W. Bush after former president's death

08 December 2018, 12:49 | Hattie Nash

Celebrities pay tribute to George H.W. Bush after former president's death

Celebrities pay tribute to George H.W. Bush after former president's death

Bush served as president from 1989-1993, entering office during a period of global upheaval. He did say that Bush's death "really puts a damper" on his participation at the summit.

Former President George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda next week.

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.

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The president will designate December 5 as a national day of mourning, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. The president had long feuded with McCain, and the McCain family made clear he was not welcome at the services, which were attended by former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Trump encourages Americans to gather in places of worship "to pay homage" to Bush's memory.

"You know all of the rhetoric: "Thousands points of light, '" Trump asked the Montana crowd".

President Trump, in typically Trumpian fashion, shared both a formal prepared statement and an off-the-cuff tweet on the subject, lauding Bush's "long, successful and lovely life" (?) in the latter. "'Putting America First" we understand.

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As a candidate, Mr Bush senior promised "no new taxes" but reversed himself in office.

Former American President George HW Bush was a leading statesman at a critical juncture of world history and passionate about strong Indo-US relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. "And, I would argue, set the best example for how to conduct yourself in the post-presidency".

Dukakis praised Bush for being willing to work with Democrats - unlike, he said, fellow Republican President Donald Trump.

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World leaders past and present have been paying tribute to him and Theresa May said Bush's "ethos of public service was the guiding thread of his life and an example to us all".



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