"To avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service, President Trump will not attend", the White House said in a statement. She and President George H.W. Bush were married for 73 years. After all, former President Barack Obama did not attend the funeral of Nancy Reagan in 2016 or Betty Ford in 2011.
Right here's a have a look at who will attend the beloved former first woman's non-public funeral. Inspired by her belief that every man, woman and child should have the opportunity to secure a better life through literacy, Mrs.
She died this week at age 92, after instructing her doctors to stop treatment that might have prolonged her life.
In the 1992 presidential campaign, George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush battled against William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJustice to provide access to Comey memos to GOP lawmakers Justice Dept inspector asks United States attorney to consider criminal charges for McCabe: reports 'Homeland' to drop Trump allegories in next season MORE for the highest stakes in American government and world leadership. "But she reminded me of my own grandmother".
After she died, Obama and his wife praised Bush "for the generosity she confirmed to us all through our time within the White Home". Bush's ghost writing. "Millie's Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush" reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller nonfiction list in 1990, and raised more than $1 million for the Barbara Bush Foundation. "She had grit [and] grace, brains [and] beauty", the former president said on social media.
"I honestly believe that if more people could read, write and comprehend, we would be that much closer to solving so numerous problems that plague our nation", she said in a 1990 speech.
From her youth until her last moments on earth, Barbara Bush could be plain spoken and strong willed at times and always radiated a humanity and goodwill that is quintessentially American.
Earlier than Bush died, Hillary Clinton said she was "wishing her the consolation she deserves surrounded by her family members". The former 2016 presidential candidate and first lady also thanked Bush for "her many kindnesses to me and my family". Millie, the Bush family dog even became an accomplished author with the Mrs.
Clinton beat Bush's husband when he ran for re-election within the 1992 election.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News.