George W. Bush gives Michelle Obama candy at father's funeral

George W. Bush gives Michelle Obama candy at father's funeral

George W. Bush gives Michelle Obama candy at father's funeral

He was denied a second term by Bill Clinton, who would later become a close friend.

In this October 18, 2005, file photo, a new locomotive numbered 4141 in honour of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, is unveiled at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

President from 1989 to 1993, Mr Bush died on Friday at 94.

"He left a simple, yet profound legacy to his children, to his grandchildren and to his country: service", George P. Bush said. On Tuesday, Sully - who's named after pilot Sully Sullenberger - sat alongside Bush's casket as it lay in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The first was Abraham Lincoln following his assassination in 1865.

Even though they were competitors in 1988 for the Republican presidential primaries, with Bush ultimately coming out on top, the two remained friendly through the years. "The Iraq war, the falling of the Berlin Wall, he wasn't (saying) that's all about me", Theresa Murphy, 64, a retired NY high school history teacher, said on Monday. Among them was the former US President's prominent friend - Sully, his service dog.

Mourners laughed as Baker recalled how Bush would let him know a conversation was over: "Baker, if you're so smart, why am I president and you're not?" It was one of the few times the company has painted a locomotive any colour other than its traditional yellow.

George W. Bush gives Michelle Obama candy at father's funeral
George W. Bush gives Michelle Obama candy at father's funeral

George W. Bush announced that Sully is heading to his next assignment: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. He also called the locomotive "the Air Force One of railroads".

Tributes to former US President George H.W. Bush have flooded social media since his death last week - and judging by the outpouring of grief from mainstream media, journalists seem to be just as upset at his passing as anyone.

The funeral train has been part of the official planning for his death for years, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said.

"He was not considered a skilled speaker, but his deeds were quite eloquent and he demonstrated their eloquence by carving them into the hard granite of history", Baker said, his voice cracking at moments, summarising Bush's accomplishments in foreign policy.

Dole, 95, has had a number of health issues in recent years and struggled to stand up from his wheelchair to salute Bush, his one-time political rival.

George W. Bush greeted Melania Trump with a kiss outside Blair House.

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