Former First Lady and mother to the country’s 43rd President Barbara Bush passed away today at the age of 92.
Although President Bill Clinton had to come in to clean up after her husband’s mess, both he and Hillary Clinton showed civility today in the wake of her passing, issuing the following joint statement:
“Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit and grace, brains and beauty. She was fierce and feisty in support of her family and friends, her country and her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.
“We will never forget the courtesy and kindness she and President Bush showed us, starting when I was governor in 1983. I’ll always treasure my summer visits to Kennebunkport. Barbara joked that George and I spent so much time together I had become almost a member of the family, the “black sheep” that had gone astray.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to President Bush; to George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and to the entire Bush family she loved so much. We know that through them her remarkable strength, warmth and wit, and her devotion to our country will live on.”
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CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted an image of of the statement:
Bill and Hillary Clinton statement on Barbara Bush recalls how close George HW and Bill Clinton had become during their post-presidencies. pic.twitter.com/0ZntAPEf1J
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 18, 2018
A little class goes a long way. Both former President Bill Clinton and the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proved that today, and once again showed the current occupant of the White House what being presidential truly looks like.
But, alas… her emails.